Auburn Tigers quarterback Bo Nix (10) is sacked by LSU Tigers linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. (45) in the second half at Tiger Stadium.

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Orgeron: It will 'be a while' before Michael Divinity Jr. plays

LSU linebacker returned to practice this week

Amos Morale III
November 20, 2019 - 10:43 am

LSU linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. was back at practice this week after a brief hiatus from the team for “personal reasons.”

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said the team was happy to have the senior back on the field but said Divinity will not play this weekend when the Tigers’ host Arkansas Saturday at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

“He is unable to play and it will be a while until he is able to play,” Orgeron said.

Orgeron said that Divinity likely wouldn’t be available for the the Tigers potential SEC championship game appearance as well.

“He will not be eligible (for SEC championship),” Orgeron said. “I think that eligibility would come after a bowl, if there would be another bowl or a championship game. He may be may be eligible for that but until then, Mike will not be eligible.”

Prior to his departure from the team, Divinity played in five games and tallied three sacks to go along with 23 tackles, including four for a loss and a forced fumble.

In his absence the Tigers have turned to outside linebackers Ray Thornton, Andre Anthony and Marcel Brooks who Orgeron said have played well.

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