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LSU confirms defensive line injuries

LSU confirms Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington suffered knee injuries during the Tigers' first full team practice on Monday.

Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington, two Tiger defensive lineman, suffered knee injuries during LSU's first full team practice on Monday, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed to Tiger Blitz, but couldn't specify the severity of the injuries.

According to a report from The Baton Rouge Advocate, the remainder of LaCouture's senior season may be in doubt after suffering a "significant" knee injury during a non-contact drill in Monday's practice.

Washington, the expected backup to Arden Key, also suffered a knee injury, as LSU confirmed, but is unclear as to the amount of time both will be absent from team activities.

LSU coach Les Miles spoke with the media on Monday after the practice and did not mention either injury.

Both lineman were expected to be key contributors on the defensive line, and Washington, partially, at outside linebacker. LaCouture was expected to start in Dave Aranda’s new scheme as a defensive end, he said on Saturday, and Washington, a 6-foot-4, 240 pounder, was considered to be a backup behind Arden Key.

LSU will have a much slower day on Tuesday as the Tigers have a planned walk-through practice beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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