Tigers back at work on Sunday

The LSU football team worked out the kinks Sunday following their first scrimmage of fall practice held the day before. Media access was limited to the first ten minutes of practice, allowing only enough time to examine the injury situation.

Kenderick Allen - Allen participated in calisthenics with the team and continued to work on his mobility. He does his warm-up on a stationary bike and then goes through cone drills to strengthen his knee. For those who haven't seen it, the scar on his left knee from the surgery to repair his patellar tendon is about a foot long. Kids on fan day were asking him he had a lizard on his leg.

Keron Gordon - Gordon had a brace on the knee he injured last Thursday. It's a very constricting plastic type meant to restrict movement. He'll probably be out for a week but is able to rehab right now.

Damien James - While Gordon watched practice from the sidelines, James went through the first individual drill with the safeties. The Tigers wore helmets, shells (light pads) and shorts, but James was out there in shorts and a jersey. He was able to make a leaping grab on an interception drill and could be back in practice in a no-contact jersey this week.

Jacob Guidry - The walk-on fullback was back at practice Sunday after suffering an ankle injuries that put him on crutches late last week. He wore a no-contact jersey as did Jason Spadoni (unspecified injury).

Stephen Peterman has been given full clearance. He participated in Saturday's scrimmage and was not wearing a no-contact jersey on Sunday.

Vernon Russell conditioned with Kenderick Allen on a stationary machine that worked his upper body. He suffered a leg injury in the scrimmage but is not expected to miss significant practice time.

Jeff Cook sustained a bruised sternum in the scrimmage and watched Sunday's practice from the sidelines.

Willie Demps wore a no-contact jersey but the extent of his injury was unknown.

Chris Vincent has been out of practice since Friday to attend the out-of-town funeral of a relative. He is expected back at practice early this week.

The next couple of days will be a real conditioning test for the Tigers, as the mild weather that greeted the freshman and varsity players over the first week of fall practice is long gone. The Tigers have two workouts planned for Monday and a single practice Tuesday. The final two-a-day session will be on Wednesday in advance of Thursday's scrimmage - the last for LSU before its season opener against Virginia Tech.



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