LSU coach Les Miles declined to reveal any information on injured starting right tackle Toby Weathersby during his weekly Wednesday post-practice news conference.
"(His) status is healthy and alive," he said when asked a second time about Weathersby's health.
Weathersby, a sophomore from Texas, was seen in a walking boot on his right foot Monday after spraining the ankle during the second quarter of LSU's 23-20 win over Mississippi State last Saturday. Tight end Colin Jeter, while blocking, fell on Weathersby's ankle.
No. 17 LSU (2-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) plays at Auburn (1-2, 0-1) this Saturday. Maea Teuhema, the Tigers' sixth man who replaced Weathersby against the Bulldogs, will start in place of Weathersby, if he's ruled out, Miles said.
Miles cited "HIPAA," the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, when asked if Weathersby had practiced. On Monday, he cited "Homeland Security" as a reason that he could not answer a question on Weathersby's health.
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LSU's offensive line got banged up in the game against State. Four of the five starters missed at least one play in the game. Weathersby missed the most time and is seen as the only lineman questionable to play Saturday.
Teuhema, though, is a seasoned back despite his age. The sophomore started 11 games at left guard last year and started at right guard for the then-suspended Josh Boutte in Game 2 against Jacksonville State. Teuhema emerged from spring practice as LSU's starting left tackle before an ankle sprain over the summer slowed his progress.