For the third time this week, LSU’s defense has taken an injury hit.
While not yet confirmed by the team, the Baton Rouge Advocate and New Orleans Times-Picayune are reporting that senior linebacker Corey Thompson sustained an unspecified leg injury Wednesday. Today was the the Tigers’ first two-a-day of summer camp, and Thompson was injured during the morning session.
The Times-Picayune reports that Thompson is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. At the short end of that prognosis, Thompson would miss games against Wisconsin, Jacksonville State and Mississippi State and return for the Sept. 24 game against Auburn; on the long end, he’d miss additional games against Auburn and Missouri and be back for the Oct. 8 game with Florida.
Thompson has played in 32 games during his time with the Tigers. He was projected to be a backup at middle linebacker this season.
Earlier this week it was reported that that starting lineman Christian LaCouture had sustained a major/significant injury to his knee. Additionally, backup end Isaiah Washington sustained a knee injury as well. It was subsequently reported that both will miss the entire 2016 season.