Sigh of relief: Joe Burrow returns to practice for LSU
Joe Burrow may not have played in LSU’s first scrimmage on Saturday, but it turns out the Tigers’ quarterback’s “minor camp injury” was just that.
According to Shea Dixon of 247sports.com, Burrow was back on the field for LSU on Monday as he participated in individual quarterback drills at the Tigers’ practice. LSU coach Ed Orgeron had said Burrow’s injury was minor, so it was a positive for Tigers fans to hear the news of their team’s quarterback already returning to action.
Burrow, who transferred from Ohio State prior to the 2018 season, is looking to build off his strong first season at LSU, when he started 13 games for the Tigers and passed for 2,894 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had seven rushing scores.
Here’s a look at Burrow working through a quarterback drill on Monday, courtesy of Dixon:
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) August 12, 2019
Burrow wasn’t the only player making his return to LSU practice on Monday. Dixon also reported that cornerbacks Kristian Fulton and Mannie Netherly were back at practice, as were defensive linemen Rashard Lawrence, Neil Farrell and Nelson Jenkins.
However, safety Grant Delpit did not practice after he missed Saturday’s scrimmage.
Still, it was a positive day for the Tigers for them to have numerous key players back on the practice field, especially Burrow, who leads their offense. At this point in the year, it’s all about getting reps and preparing for the new season, so the more these players are on the field the better.