LSU running back Leonard Fournette remains a "game-time decision," and offensive lineman Toby Weathersby will not play against Missouri on Saturday night, coach Ed Orgeron said.
Weathersby and Fournette are both recovering from sprained ankles. Weathersby sprained his ankle in the second quarter of a win over Mississippi State on Sept. 17 and did not make the trip to Auburn. Fournette sprained his ankle during preseason camp but has re-inured it now twice — in the season opener against Wisconsin and last week at Auburn.
Fournette, the Tigers junior star, has not practiced this week, Orgeron said, but he left open the possibility for his tailback to play during a post-practice news conference Thursday.
"You know," Orgeron said of Fournette, "when you walk down that hill and feel all those people and you walk out in that stadium, you may feel a little bit better. Sometimes they get better on Saturday. As of right now, I don't know if he's going to play or not. We'll see."
Weathersby, who started the first three games at right tackle, is expected to be replaced by Maea Teuhema, a seasoned sophomore who started 11 games last year. Tight end Colin Jeter, during a running play, fell onto Weathersby's ankle in the game against the Bulldogs.
"I don't think he's going to play," Orgeron said.
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Orgeron indicates Godchaux will play
Starting defensive end Davon Godchaux, arrested Sunday morning after a "tussle" with his girlfriend, could play Saturday, Orgeron indicated on Thursday.
"Seems like things have cleared up," Orgeron said of the junior. "Still have a couple of discussions to make, and it's a day by day basis, but I think everything is looking pretty good."
Godchaux was suspended Sunday through Tuesday after his arrest Sunday morning on misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse battery/child endangerment and false imprisonment. The East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it had dropped the charges against him.
Godchaux is a three-year starter who rotates at end on LSU's 3-4 defense. He posted a message on Twitter on Wednesday night.
"Like to Thank God for everything he has done for me," Godchaux wrote. "Truly bless(ed). God is truly awesome. Glad to be back with my teammates and brothers."
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Center Ethan Pocic and cornerback Kevin Toliver should play against Missouri, Orgeron said. Pocic did not practice in the two open portions of drills Monday and Tuesday. Toliver did not play in the game at Auburn for an unspecified reason. He practiced with the starters Monday and Tuesday. ... Walk-on punter Bailey Raborn is transferring to McNeese State, according to The American Press. Raborn walked onto the team this summer. The St. Thomas More product was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation in mid-July.