With LSU set to be without a key player on Thanksgiving day, Texas A&M seems likely to be getting one back.
Trevor Knight, ruled out for the remainder of the regular season by coach Kevin Sumlin after an injury earlier this month, is slated to start, according to sources cited in a 247sports report.
Knight, who started the first nine games for the Aggies, suffered an injured shoulder in the first half during a loss to Mississippi State. Junior Jake Hubenak, who has started for Texas A&M the past two weeks, suffered a shoulder injury of his own, and is not available against LSU, according to the same report.
In an interview earlier this week, Knight said he wasn't sure about his availability, but that he wanted to play if he was cleared by doctors.
"I think I'm progressing really well, and just kind of talking to the doctors and everything, they're going to make that decision," he said at the time, noting that he had tossed the ball lightly, but no serious throwing.
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"It is a little bit up to me, because it is my body, but it's also up to the doctors, just them saying if I'm capable of playing or not," Knight said.
Texas A&M rose to as high as No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings earlier this season before their upset loss to Mississippi State.
LSU is no stranger to last-second injury news this season, just days removed from Leonard Fournette's surprise availability against Florida. After sources indicated Fournette would be inactive due to an ankle injury that had hampered him all season, a pregame scuffle apparently ignited the junior running back.
He lobbied coach Ed Orgeron to play in the game, and won, logging 12 carries. The ankle injury is still an issue for Fournette, however, as he didn't make the trip to College Station with LSU, and will not play.
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