LSU guard Keith Hornsby still hurting after aggravating hernia injury, will likely miss Florida game Saturday _lowres

LSU guard Keith Hornsby (4) works to keep up with Alabama guard Justin Coleman (5) during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. Alabama won 76-69. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)

LSU guard Keith Hornsby said Thursday his injured groin is still bothering him, five days after being hurt against Tennessee, and likely will miss another game or two unless he sees improvement soon.

Hornsby sat out Tuesday night’s game at Arkansas and will probably miss Saturday’s home game against Florida. He’s also questionable for Tuesday night’s game with Missouri, which could be his final game in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

“I’m hurting right now,” Hornsby said during LSU’s twice-weekly media availability. “It’s not feeling too hot.”

Hornsby, who had sports hernia surgery on Nov. 3 and missed the first seven games, said he hurt himself when he reached down to recover a loose ball in the first half at Tennessee and felt a pop.

“Yeah, I felt a rapid pop, like a bunch of then — which is pretty alarming,” he said. “So that’s how it all started.”

Hornsby said when he was hurt in preseason practice, he didn’t even hear a pop. The next time it happened, he said, there was a pop which made surgery a certainty.

This one, he said, was the worst one he’s felt. Yet, Hornsby seemed hopeful of putting on an LSU uniform again.

“It’s really solely based on how I feel,” he said. “If this thing starts feeling better in the next week or so, we’ll see what happens. That’s all I can go off really. It’s a pretty unpredictable issue and it needs time to heal.”

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