LSU safety Todd Harris out for the season

Kristian Garic
September 16, 2019 - 2:30 pm

LSU safety Todd Harris will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron confirmed Monday.

Harris suffered the injury in LSU's 65-14 victory against Northwestern State this past Saturday.  

“Todd's going to be out for the year and will not be back with us this year,”  Orgeron said. “We will use this year as a redshirt. It's unfortunate. It was an unfortunate accident. He just landed on the ground wrong.”

The loss of Harris is significant, for an LSU defense that hasn’t played up to its lofty standards so far this season.  

Orgeron said he expects defensive back JaCoby Stevens “to have to play a lot back there” because of Harris’ injury and will try to find more depth this week in practice. 

“We have to see as the week goes, who else can fit back there,“ he said. 

Harris isn't the only injury the Tigers are dealing with as several starters were held out of the game against Northwestern State including defensive ends Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan.  

Orgeron said he didn’t expect either defensive lineman to be available for the Tigers' Saturday morning matchup against SEC opponent Vanderbilt. He did say that pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson who was also held out of last Saturday’s game was questionable.

“Hopefully, we can have him for this game, and if he is ready to play, we're going to play him,” Orgeron said. “He's questionable. He's not able to practice today. We'll see towards the end of the week.”

Orgeron did say that starters Ja’Marr Chase and Michael Divinity Jr. along with Thaddeus Moss will be ready to play against Vanderbilt this weekend.

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