Lloreda sits out of practice Friday

LSU Head Basketball Coach John Brady announced Friday that Jaime Lloreda sat out Friday's Baton Rouge session prior to leaving for Gainesville for Saturday's game with Florida, but the senior would play against the Gators in the 2 p.m. CST regionally-televised contest.

Lloreda, who leads the team in scoring at 17.4 points per game and is the second leading rebounder in the country at 12.0 boards per game, has been battling bursitis in his left Achilles for approximately the last month.


"He was seen by Dr. Larry Ferachi on Friday morning," said LSU men's basketball trainer Drew Shea. "We have altered his treatment plan and he will rest (Friday) and will play (Saturday). We will continue to monitor him through the rest of the season."


The Tigers went through a practice of a little under 90 minutes prior to boarding the charter plane to Gainesville for the contest.


"In monitoring Jaime's nagging injury the last few weeks," said Brady, "it has recently gotten to the point where any slight bump or hard contact with the floor was very painful. So after consulting with Drew (Shea) and Dr. Ferachi, we all feel this is the best plan for him to sit out (Friday's) practice, get treatment and play the game (Saturday)."


After Saturday's game, the Tigers return home Wednesday to face Auburn.

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