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Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) leaps over obstacles while running for a first down during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.

Brace yourself for this.

Star LSU running back Leornard Fournette tweeted a picture of himself Friday without his familiar braces. "They gone," Fournette says in the tweet, accompanied by a smiling selfie.

Fournette said during the bye week before facing Alabama that he had missed several appointments to have his braces removed and thought the bye week would be a good time to have them taken off.

Alas, the bye week came and went, and the braces stayed. Until now.