LSU cornerback Ricks to have season-ending surgery

BATON ROUGE (La.)-- LSU's starting cornerback Eli Ricks will have season-ending surgery to fix an injury that has plagued him for most of the season, coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday.

LSU cornerback Ricks to have season-ending surgery

BATON ROUGE (La.) -- LSU's starting cornerback Eli Ricks will have season-ending surgery to fix an injury that has plagued him for most of the season, coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday.

LSU is without its top cornerbacks and former All-America defensive back Derrick Stingley will also be out indefinitely.

"He continued to play with it, and it kept recurring. He and his family decided to have it operated on.

This injury occurred shortly after the Tigers hosted No. On Saturday, 20 Florida learned that their remaining 2021 season would be without their top offensive player Kayshon Boutte. He suffered a season-ending ankle injury at Kentucky.

Orgeron admitted that it was difficult during a Wednesday conference call hosted by the Southeastern Conference and attended by league coaches. "Somebody has to rise to the occasion. We have lost many players, particularly starters in defense. There are some young men that need to step up."

Orgeron stated that Ricks had only one interception in the season. LSU will move Cordale Floyd to cornerback, and Sage Ryan, a freshman, to the nickel slot in five or six defensive back formations.

LSU lost its SEC opener to Mississippi State, improving to 3-1 overall. However, it has now lost two consecutive conference games to Auburn or the Wildcats.

The Tigers' next four games (3-3, 1-1 SEC) will be against conference foes that are ranked among the Top 25. LSU will visit No. 13 Mississippi on October 23rd and No. 5 Alabama on Oct. 23 and No.

This is a difficult stretch for Orgeron who has a record of 8-8 since his 2019 team won the national championship with 15-0 records.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 15:33

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