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LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower taken for X-Rays after injuring left ankle against Syracuse

LSU DE Tashawn Bower underwent X-rays after injuring his left ankle against Syracuse

LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower left Saturday's game against Syracuse in the first quarter with a left ankle injury.

The LSU trainers took Bower to undergo X-rays at an on-site facility to determine the extent of the damage. Bower was seen on crutches, according to the ESPN broadcast.

Bower appeared to have his ankle fallen on by a Syracuse offensive line. See the video below:

https://twitter.com/HunterPaniagua/status/647808103518343168

Freshman Arden Key took Bower's place on the LSU defensive line.

Bower returned to the game briefly in the second quarter but was still clearly favoring that left leg. He played just a couple snaps before coming back out.

That was already a thin position for the Tigers, and it would test the depth even more if Bower's out an extended period of time. LSU has mostly only played three defensive ends this season. Bower, Key and Lewis NealSione Teuhema and Deondre Clark have only played a handful of snaps this season.

TSD will provide more updates on Bower's injury as they're made available.


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