LSU coach Ed Orgeron said linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson is “still a little gimpy” and added in his press conference Monday that he “doesn’t know if he’s going to be ready” to play this weekend, but the linebacker sounded much more optimistic telling reporters on Monday evening that he’s ready.

Chaisson did admit that he isn’t completely healthy, but that he is basically itching to get back on the field.

LSU could surely use him back very soon. The Tigers face Utah State this Saturday, but then starting on Oct. 12, LSU will square off against two Top 10 teams in Florida and Auburn over the next three weeks.

In two games, Chaisson has 10 total tackles, including five solos, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack.