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LSU tight end Dillon Gordon injures Achilles', held out most of Auburn game

LSU tight end Dillon Gordon injured in win against Auburn.

LSU tight end Dillon Gordon injured his Achilles' during the Tigers' game against Auburn.

Gordon came out of the contest early and never returned. LSU coach Les Miles did not provide specifics about Gordon's injury or his status moving forward.

"It's a very positive position," Miles said. "But I don't want to prejudice the outcome."

Gordon at close to 300 pounds is known mostly as a blocker. He essentially serves as a sixth offensive linemen in the rushing attack.

Gordon started the game and was one of LSU's seven game captains.

Colin Jeter saw increased playing time in Gordon's absence, so too did Desean Smith and true freshman Foster Moreau. Jeter had 2 catches for 15 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown, the first of his career.

Jeter also got shook up against Auburn. He took a massive hit straight to the midsection after leaping high for a pass from Brandon Harris. Jeter would return to the game though.

Miles did not specify whether he expects Gordon to be back for next week's game against Syracuse. But he's confident in LSU's depth at that position.

"We're going to do the same thing," Miles said. "We're fortunate that we have some guys at that postiion that can step in and play at a high level."

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