LSU tight end Dillon Gordon will likely miss the remainder of the season, coach Les Miles said Monday during his weekly news conference.
Gordon, a senior from Edgard, re-injured his left Achilles on the Tigers’ second series of the 35-28 win against Florida on Saturday – an injury which cost him to miss most of the game against Auburn and the complete games against Syracuse, Eastern Michigan and South Carolina.
Gordon “may be” eligible for a redshirt, Miles said, but he’s uncertain. The NCAA’s medical redshirt rule is fluid. A player can receive another year of eligibility if they played less than one-third of the season and played during the second half of the year. Gordon played in part of three games, and the Tigers played their sixth game against Florida in an 11-game regular season.
The loss of Gordon is a blow. The 310-pounder is one of LSU’s best run blockers in a run-centric offense. Colin Jeter, freshman Foster Moreau and DeSean Smith will collectively replace Gordon. Jeter started in Gordon’s place the last few games. Gordon started in the game against Florida – his first back from the injury.
Gordon was injured during this play, after making a one-handed catch.
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