Jerald Hawkins, Trey Quinn expected to play

Injury updates on some LSU players entering Week 1.

LSU goes into its season opener without too many injuries.

Not only does Cam Cameron have a clean bill of health after a prostate cancer scare, and Les Miles is good to go after a now infamous coffee incident, but the players are mostly healthy entering Saturday's game against McNeese State.

Miles provided updates Monday on a handful players that had recently been limited in practice.

Starting left tackle Jerald Hawkins "practiced the whole practice" Monday, according to Miles. Hawkins suffered a lower leg injury and was seen limping out of the facility last week with a significant ice bag wrapped around his ankle.

K.J. Malone is listed as his backup in LSU's first depth chart, but Miles gave the impression Hawkins will be ready to play Saturday.

LSU wide receiver Trey Quinn is also expected to see the field against McNeese State. Quinn suffered a neck injury after a strong hit from Rickey Jefferson during one of the team's scrimmages. That left him limited for part of the last couple weeks.

Miles said Quinn is healthy though and shouldn't miss a beat.

“Trey Quinn is playing a lot of football," Miles said. "He’s healthy. He looked good today. He was nicked, but the great thing about him, he’s a very bright player. He goes on the field and knows everything we’re doing. He’ll play a lot of football Saturday.”

Miles could not provide much of an update on Jalen Mills. The last piece of news on the injured safety was that he did undergo surgery.

Mills is still expected to miss at least the first few weeks of the season, and the South Carolina game Oct. 10 seems to be the earliest possible return date for him.

"[LSU head trainer] Jack Marucci is tremendously motivated to get him healthy fast," Miles said.


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