Report: LSU WR Travin Dural out for season, set to have surgery on torn hamstring _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Brandon Harris helps injured teammate Travin Dural off the field after Dural was upended in the end zone trying to make a catch in the first half of Saturday's game in Oxford, Miss.

LSU receiver Travin Dural will have surgery on a torn hamstring suffered in the loss to Ole Miss last week, The Daily Reveille reported late Tuesday night.

Dural, a redshirt junior, entered the game against the Rebels 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, falling awkwardly and forcing an extension of his right leg.

Shortly after The Daily Reveille’s report, Dural post a message on Twitter with photos of the play in which he was injured.

“They gone hold it down!!” the message read.

Dural missed the entire second half against the Rebels, 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 (7) 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 (6) and yards (548) this season. Dural has amassed 533 yards on 28 catches and has scored three touchdowns.

LSU (7-3, 4-3) is on its first three-game losing streak since 1999, hasan embattled coach and hosts Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) on Saturday night.

Dural posted this message on Twitter shortly after The Reveille posted the news.

Here’s the play in which Dural was injured:

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