LSU QB Jayden Daniels Returns to Practice After Questionable Hit
There were some highlights for LSU fans during the LSU Alabama game last Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, but there were several lowlights as well. LSU's offense was hanging toe-to-toe for most of the game, until LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels suffered a ferocious hit from Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner.
Daniels spent the rest of the game on the sidelines in the injury tent, while his Tigers struggled to get the game back on track.
LSU Coach Brian Kelly reported that Daniels is making progress from the head injury he sustained in the Alabama game. He missed Tuesday’s practice, but Kelly says Daniels worked out Wednesday morning.
“That workout well which is the last stage before he’s cleared for non-contact practice, so we are expecting him to practice today,” said Kelly.
Kelly says if it goes well at practice Wednesday, he’ll be cleared to participate in contact drills on Thursday.
Daniels took a helmet to helmet hit in last Saturday’s loss to Alabama and was placed in concussion protocol. Kelly says Daniels has been moving through the steps well.
“He worked out (Wednesday) morning, ran 20 miles an hour and today he’ll be able to practice in a non-contact fashion.” said Kelly.
LSU will host Florida on Saturday night. Garrett Nussmeier took first team snaps in practice yesterday. Kelly says Daniels returns to practice today, but he’s not ready to say who will start at quarterback against the Gators.
“If he goes through today’s practice then we’ll decide what’s preparation level compared to Nussmeier’s preparation level and make a decision on who will start on Saturday,” said Kelly.
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