LSU starting strong safety Craig Loston did not make the trip with his team when it traveled to Starkville to take on Mississippi State, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Saturday.
No reason was given for his absence, but Loston suffered an injury last weekend during the Tigers’ 44-41 loss to Georgia. It appears to be serious enough to keep him out of this game, at least.
The most likely replacement for Loston against the Bulldogs is Micah Eugene, who started in Loston’s place against Kent State earlier in the season.
Loston is a big hitter with great range and athleticism. He has 19 tackles, an interception and one pass break up so far this year. The Tigers are so deep in the secondary, though, they shouldn’t miss Loston too much for the time being. But they’ll definitely need his experience and skill later in the year when they face more talented offenses like Alabama and Texas A&M.