Ed Orgeron: Arden Key won’t be ready for the start of fall camp; Danny Etling “close to 100 percent”

July 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm

By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor

HOOVER, Ala. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron announced that the Tigers will report for camp on July 30 and begin practice one day later.

Star edge rusher Arden Key won’t be on the field that day.

Orgeron told reports Monday that the single-season record holder for sacks won’t be ready as LSU opens fall camp in a few weeks. LSU announced Key underwent shoulder surgery before rejoining the program this summer.

“We won’t know nothing for a while there,” Oregon said. “It’s going to be a rehab assignment that’s going to take some time. We don’t have a time limit on it, but as far as everything we’re hearing, he’s going to be fine.”

As far as a timetable, Orgeron didn’t rule anything out. Key could play in LSU’s season opener, the coach said, but he didn’t feel that Key would be held out until the start of Southeastern Conference play.

“If he’s ready for the first game, he’s ready,” Orgeron said. “If he’s not, he’s not. It’s going to be week-by-week if he’s ready or not.”

On the other side of the ball, LSU quarterback Danny Etling looks close to 100 percent and is expected to be ready for the start of camp, Orgeron said.

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