Randall diagnosed with ACL injury

LSU quarterback Marcus Randall suffered an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee in Saturday's Spring Game, LSU coach Nick Saban confirmed on Monday.

Randall, a sophomore-to-be from Baton Rouge, succumbed to the injury while dropping back for a pass. He was untouched on the play. A release from LSU Sports Information didn't specify that the injury was an ACL tear, but surgery is generally required for a torn ligament.

According to Tiger Rag columnist Jim Engster, one of the guest media coaches on the White team that Randall led, Randall complained of a knee injury prior to his last play but told coaches he could return to the game.

"The MRI revealed damage to the ACL in his right knee," Dr. Brent Bankston said. "Marcus will undergo therapy over the course of this week and then we'll proceed with the surgery as soon as the swelling subsides."

Bankston said Randall will rehabilitate the knee over the summer and he is expected back on the field sometime during the fall.

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