lsusyracuse0138.092417 bf

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron acknowledges the fans as LSU comes down Victory Hill before LSU's game against Syracuse Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..


LSU safety John Battle returned to LSU practice Tuesday.

Battle, the fourth-year junior, suffered what the LSU radio broadcast announced as a "stinger" in the third quarter of the win at Syracuse. He missed Monday's workout, but participated Tuesday in a gold jersey, signifying limited contact because of injury.

Coach Ed Orgeron on Monday said that Battle should play in the game against Troy this Saturday. He's a vital member of the Tigers defense, especially after the unit lost fellow four-year safety Ed Paris. Paris is out for the season following a knee injury.

Other observations

  • Ed Ingram participated at right guard with the starting group, and Adrian Magee was at right tackle. Starter Toby Weathersby missed the second straight day of drills, though his absence is not expected to be significant. Weathersby completed the game against the Orange. 
  • DE Rashard Lawrence and running back Derrius Guice missed another day of practice. The two did not practice Monday. Lawrence (right ankle) has been ruled out for this week's game. Guice (undisclosed) is doubtful, Orgeron said.
  • NT Ed Alexander practiced for a second straight day. He donned a gold jersey and a soft cast on his right hand. His status is uncertain for this week. He injured his hand in the game at Mississippi State and did not play or practice last week. 
  • WR Drake Davis returned to drills Tuesday after missing Monday's practice. DB Cameron Lewis wore a scout team jersey at Tuesday's practice. TE Caleb Roddy attended practice - in street clothes. Roddy has not practiced in several weeks and has not dressed out for and of the first four games. 
  • Several players continue to miss drills: edge rusher Sci Martin (presumably suspension/ineligibility), CB Kristian Fulton (presumably suspension/ineligibility), edge rusher Andre Anthony (ankle injury) and DE Frank Herron (presumably suspension/ineligibility). 

Follow Ross Dellenger on Twitter, @RossDellenger.