Freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell is back on the LSU football team, and rookie cornerback Kristian Fulton is likely out for the season after finger surgery, interim coach Ed Orgeron said Thursday.
Campbell, a Ponchatoula product who's played in three games, was arrested over the off week on Oct. 30 and charged with two counts of battery, both misdemeanors, for a fight outside of a Georgia Tech fraternity house. Campbell's brother is a defensive back at Georgia Tech.
Reporters spotted Campbell at practice Tuesday during the portion open to the media.
"Donavaughn Campbell, we let back on the team," Orgeron said Thursday. "He’s back on team."
Fulton, meanwhile, is likely done for the year after fracturing a bone in his finger during Tuesday's practice. He underwent surgery on the finger Wednesday.
Fulton, ranked by some as the state's top prospect in the 2016 signing class, played in two games this season, against Missouri and Southern Miss. The ex-Rummel standout appears to be ineligible for a medical redshirt because he played in the second half of the season. Southern Miss was LSU's sixth game of the year in an 11-game regular season.
Receiver Jazz Ferguson remains suspended for a violation of team rules, Orgeron said.
Cornerback Kevin Toliver is "questionable" for LSU's game against Arkansas (6-3, 2-3 Southeastern) on Saturday as he battles an undisclosed injury, Orgeron said.
Toliver, a sophomore who's started five games this season and eight last year as a rookie, did not play on defense in the 10-0 loss against Alabama. He only played on special teams. Toliver missed the game at Auburn for an injury, too, and he did not play on defense against Southern Miss because of a suspension.
Orgeron declined to reveal Toliver's injury. He practiced Tuesday in a gold jersey, signifying limited contact.
Without Toliver, No. 19 LSU (5-3, 3-2) moved Tre'Davious White from his nickelback role to outside cornerback and inserted Dwayne Thomas as nickel.
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Valentine will travel
Nose guard Travonte Valentine will travel to Arkansas this week, Orgeron said.
Valentine has not played in the last three games, against Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Alabama. His absence stems from practice habits, Orgeron said last month.
However, the coach will bring the 345-pound junior college transfer to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southeastern Conference teams are allowed to travel 70 players to road games.
Mum on right tackle
Maea Teuhema or Toby Weathersby will start for LSU at right tackle, Orgeron said, but he's not announcing a starter ahead of the game against the Hogs, set for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.
Teuhema and Weathersby both played right tackle in the loss to Alabama. Weathersby, recovering from an ankle sprain he suffered seven weeks ago, finished the game at right tackle, but Teuhema, a sophomore like Weathersby, practiced with the No. 1 group at right tackle during the portion of Tuesday's practice open to reporters.
"It’ll be Toby or Meae," Orgeron said. "I don’t see a big change there."