Brian Kelly gives injury update ahead of Arkansas
Brian Kelly provided an injury update ahead of No. 12 LSU’s home contest against Arkansas.
According to LSUSports’ video for Kelly’s press conference on Monday, Kelly said that fifth-year safety Greg Brooks, Jr. will be out against the Razorbacks.
Brooks will be out for a second-straight week due to an undisclosed medical emergency.
“It is a family matter,” Kelly said.
Kelly declined to disclose further information on Brooks’ absence. Kelly noted once Brooks speaks with his family, he will provide more information.
In 2 games so far this season, Brooks has recorded 8 tackles.
Senior linebacker Omar Speights, senior defensive end Ovie Oghoufo and sophomore tight end Mason Taylor — all dealing with lower-body injuries — are listed as probable for Saturday. Speights, Oghoufo and Taylor also didn’t play against Mississippi State.
Speights has 9 tackles, while Oghoufo has 5 tackles each in 2 games this season. Taylor caught 4 passes for 39 yards in LSU’s loss to Florida State on Sept. 3.
Tigers are coming off a 41-14 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.
LSU (2-1) will now prepare for its showdown against Arkansas at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tigers Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Razorbacks (2-1) lost to BYU last week.