FOX Sports analyst thinks Leonard Fournette 'should not play another down of college football'
FOX Sports’ Nick Wright doesn’t think Leonard Fournette should play another down of College Football.
During a guest hosting spot on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Wright exclaimed Fournette had “nothing left to prove” and could be risking his draft stock as a top 5 prospect, which included comparing him to former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, who suffered a career-ending knee injury during his junior season.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 16, 2016
“Leonard Fournette should not play another down of college football,” Wright said. “He has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose. We’ve seen this story before. Marcus Lattimore was Leonard Fournette before Leonard Fournette and then his knee got wrecked. He went from a top 10 pick to a sixth round pick, never played a down.
“I’m of a big belief that once you get to this level of football you only have so many carries in your body. That might be different for different athletes. But whatever that number is, why would you give any more away for free if you’re Leonard Fournette. You’ve done everything you need to do at LSU.”
LSU head coach Les Miles revealed Tuesday that Fournette sprained his ankle during a recent scrimmage.
“We had a little scrimmage today, back end of the day… (Fournette) got a little nicked up. Slight sprain, he’s in a boot. So the healing in ongoing,” Miles said during his press conference.
It’s safe to assume that Fournette won’t see any contact until the regular season. However, it’s foolish to think the SEC Heisman favorite won’t play for an LSU team looking to contend for a national championship.