Toefield out for Sugar Bowl with torn ACL

He's overcome it once and will have to do it again. LSU sophomore running back LaBrandon Toefield, who missed his senior season in high school due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, suffered the same injury to his left knee against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game.

Magnetic resonance imaging revealed the severity of the injury on Sunday. The injury means will miss LSU's game against Illinois in the Sugar Bowl on January 1 and he is likely to miss spring practice.

Toefield, a sophomore from Independence, La., will be re-evaluated after final exams this week and he will undergo reconstructive surgery sometime in the next couple of weeks. Toefield suffered the same injury to his right knee in high school.

In 12 games this year for the Tigers, Toefield rushed for 992 yards and tied an SEC single-season record with 19 rushing touchdowns. Toefield also led the SEC with 114 points. Toefield earned first team all-SEC honors this year for the Tigers.

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