LSU running back Leonard Fournette injury update, as the Heisman Trophy candidate assures that he will be ready for season opener against Wisconsin.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette was still wearing a boot on Thursday after suffering a sprained ankle earlier in the week, but he has good news for all fans of the Bayou Bengals.
When asked about his status, Fournette said that he will be ready for the Wisconsin game at Lambeau Field on September 3, but is still unsure of when he will return to practice.
Fournette enters the season as one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy, and head coach Les Miles and the Tigers are counting on him to also guide this talented team to the College Football Playoff in what seems to be Fournette’s last season in Baton Rouge before entering the NFL.
Last season, the 6-foot-1 230-pound Fournette ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns in helping lead the Tigers to a 9-3 record.
Fournette, Miles, and many other LSU players spent the day visiting evacuees at a shelter in Baton Rouge. Major flooding over the past week has led to many residents being displaced, including some members of the football staff.