LSU receiver Travin Dural will have surgery on a torn hamstring suffered in the loss to Ole Miss on Saturday, The Daily Reveille reported Tuesday night.
Dural, a redshirt junior, entered the game as the Tigers’ leader in receiving yards. He leaped to catch a high pass in the end zone in the first half of the 38-17 loss in Oxford, Mississippi, falling awkwardly and forcing an extension of his right leg.
Shortly after The Daily Reveille’s report, Dural posted a message on Twitter that included photos of teammates helping an injured Dural off the field in Oxford. “They gone hold it down!!” the message read.
Dural missed the entire second half, and he was seen walking into the LSU football facility Monday with an obvious limp. LSU coach Les Miles did not give an update on his status during the coach’s weekly news conference Monday.
Dural, projected as a second- or third-round draft prospect, led LSU in receiving yards (758), touchdowns catches (seven) and receptions (37) last season. His absence puts more of a spotlight on sophomore receiver Malachi Dupre.
Dupre leads LSU in receptions (37), TD catches (six) and yards (548) this season. Dural had 533 yards on 28 catches and has scored three touchdowns.