LSU running back Leonard Fournette did not travel with the team to Montgomery, Tex., where the Tigers are staying on Wednesday night before the team faces Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night, a source confirmed to Tiger Blitz. Ross Dellenger at The Advocate was first to report the news.
Fournette will now miss his fourth game of the season due to a high and low ankle sprain sustained in training camp that has been reaggravated on numerous occasions this season.
On Wednesday's SEC Coaches Teleconference, Orgeron said that although he's been trying to play, Fournette keeps reinjurying the ankle and it is "very, very sore."
"He’s done everything he can. It’s just a reoccurring injury that enables him to run,” Orgeron said.
Before the season, Fournette was a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy. After playing in seven games this season, Fournette has amassed 843 yards and eight touchdowns with 284 of those yards coming against Ole Miss when Fournette broke the LSU single-game rushing record.
Dellenger that it's believed to be Fournette's first time not traveling with the team as a Tiger.
Stay tuned to Tiger Blitz for more on the Tigers as the team heads to face the Aggies.