Major Burns suffers injury that shuts him down for the rest of spring practice
Major Burns has reaggravated an ankle injury and will be out for the rest of spring practice, Brian Kelly announced on Tuesday.
Burns, a starter at safety for the Tigers, is expected to return for fall camp. This is the latest injury for Burns in a career where he’s missed significant time. He missed time because of injuries in both 2021 and 2022. In 2021, he started the first 5 games of the season before he suffered a foot injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the year.
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Burns, who started his career at Georgia, has appeared in 20 games (14 at LSU, 6 at Georgia) with 10 starts, all coming at LSU. He’s made 68 career tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception.
Another defensive back, Greg Brooks, who also had an ankle injury, is expected to return this week. LSU is expected to wrap up spring practice on April 22.
LSU has plenty of optimism with several key returners back from a 10-4 record last season when it won the SEC West and beat Purdue, 63-7, in the Citrus Bowl.
The Tigers open the 2023 season in Orlando against Florida State on Sept. 3.
H/T Shea Dixon.