As the LSU Tigers football team looks to find some semblance of positivity in their rough start to the season, they will be without a top offensive threat as Kayshon Boutte is out for the season with an ankle injury. The New Iberia native was leading the SEC in receiving touchdowns before a fourth-quarter catch against Kentucky led to the season-ending injury.

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See the news broken on Twitter by @mzenitz below.

The official Twitter account of @LSUfootball confirmed the bad news with the below post.

The effort and athleticism of Boutte was evident in the play that led to his unfortunate injury, as you can see in the video via @TheBenEby below.

Since his announcement to attend LSU, Boutte has represented New Iberia and Acadiana extremely well. See that announcement from a couple of years ago via @amelialarroque below.

Boutte was an absolute animal back in his days at Westgate High, totaling close to 2,000 all-purpose-yards his senior season. He recently showed love for the talent that is currently at his alma-mater with the below @KayshonB15 post.

As mentioned previously, Boutte was having himself quite the year before the play that has him sidelined for the remainder. Check out how his stat-line wraps up via @AdamLuckettKSR below.

Reactions to the injury on Twitter were flowing, as Boutte was widely renowned as the best receiver in college football.

Of course, there were some haters out their. LSU Tigers fans were quick to call them out.

We wish Boutte the best in his recovery, as he certainly has a pathway to being a star on Sundays in the NFL. That path just got a bit more rocky, but all great players have had to face their fair share of adversity. It is now time for Boutte to overcome his own challenge.

LSU Football Career Receiving Yards Leaders