LSU announced late Wednesday evening that junior outfielder Greg Deichmann practiced with no problems less than a week after he had surgery to repair three fractures in his right cheek.
Deichmann will see a doctor Thursday, and if he's cleared to play, he will be in LSU's opening day lineup Friday against Air Force.
The junior outfielder was struck in a face by a pitch during the second inning of last Friday's scrimmage. He had surgery Sunday morning.
LSU previously announced it was not going to comment on Deichmann's status until Thursday afternoon, but the junior slugger was taking batting practice off a tee as early as Tuesday, and had progressed enough to get to the point where he was taking live batting practice Wednesday.
The Tigers open their 2017 season against Air Force Friday at 7 p.m.