Fournette practice

Leonard Fournette returned to LSU practice Monday.

He's back.

Running back Leonard Fournette practiced Monday for the first time in more than three weeks, and starting guard Will Clapp also returned to drills after a right shoulder injury.

Fournette is expected to play against Ole Miss on Saturday night, interim coach Ed Orgeron said after the Tigers' game against Southern Miss and reaffirmed Monday at his weekly news conference.

Fournette missed three of LSU's first six games nursing a lingering ankle injury, but he appears to be mostly healthy. He ran through full-team drills during Monday's 30-minute practice, taking the first snap in drills during Period 2 of the two-period walk-through practice.

Clapp missed the game against Southern Miss and the second half against Missouri after injuring his right shoulder in the second quarter of the 42-7 win over MU on Oct. 1. The redshirt sophomore ran through drills with the first string at left guard. Here's how LSU's No. 1 O-line looked:

  • LT K.J. Malone
  • LG Clapp
  • C Ethan Pocic
  • RG Garrett Brumfield
  • RT Maea Teuhema

Josh Boutte was not at practice. Take his absence lightly. Boutte talked with reporters during interviews Monday afternoon. 

Other observations:

  • Moreau: TE Foster Moreau did not practice with the team Monday, but he did jog along the sideline while players ran through the walk-through. Moreau is suffering from an illness. He missed the game against Southern Miss. Orgeron called him questionable for Ole Miss. 
  • Weathersby: OL Toby Weathersby did not practice. He's still recovering from an ankle sprain he suffered in Game 3 against Mississippi State. He missed games against Auburn, Missouri and Southern Miss. Orgeron also called him questionable for this week.


Leonard Fournette carries at LSU's practice.

Fournette carries at LSU practice.

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