LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (6) celebrates with wide receiver Jaray Jenkins (83) after a touchdown catch against the Northwestern State Demons during the second quarter at Tiger Stadium.

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Ed Orgeron hoping to have Terrace Marshall Jr. back ahead of Alabama matchup

Tigers head coach says Rashard Lawrence, Michael Divinty Jr. are 'close' to return

Amos Morale III
September 25, 2019 - 11:03 am

LSU has been battling injuries early this season but Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is optimistic that several players are on the mend.

He updated the status of some of LSU’s key contributors, including a couple that went down in the Tigers 66-38 win against Vanderbilt Saturday, during Wednesday’s SEC Teleconference.

Receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., who leads the team in touchdown receptions, left Saturday’s game with a foot injury. Oregon said he expects to have Marshall back "sooner than most people think."

“Hopefully, he’s back for the Alabama game,” Orgeron said. “That would be really good to get him back for that game but I don’t know if we can yet.”

The Tigers face the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa Nov. 9 and Orgeron said he didn’t not expect Marshall to be a redshirt candidate.

“Obviously, if he couldn’t play, we’d redshirt him,” Orgeron said. “We are going to need him. We are going to use him. I think a player like that, sometimes, they are three-and-out anyway and Terrace is going to have a chance after this third year to be a possible first-round draft pick. I think that he’s going to want to play as much as he possibly can.”

The Tigers also saw linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. leave Saturday’s game early with a leg injury as well. Orgeron said he didn’t think Divinity would be ready for LSU’s Oct. 5 matchup with Utah State, but said the senior would be close.

He had a similar update for defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence who suffered an injury in LSU’s 45-38 win against the Texas Longhorns.

“I don’t think Rashard’s going to play against Utah State,” Orgeron said. “Hopefully, he’ll be ready for the game after.” 

The Tigers are off this week and return to action next Saturday against Utah State. 

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