LSU's two best offensive weapons missed spring practice Tuesday, but both players will tell you that they've got minor bumps and bruises.
Receiver D.J. Chark joined running back Derrius Guice in missing drills Tuesday, LSU's eighth practice of the spring. Chark twisted his ankle while practicing routes after the Tigers' scrimmage Saturday, he said during interviews Tuesday. Guice missed his fourth straight practice after twisting his ankle, coach Ed Orgeron said, in the Tigers' first scrimmage March 18.
"I'm fine," Guice said last week about the ankle.
Chark donned a walking boot at interviews, a precaution to allow the injury to heal quicker, he said.
Other news and notes from Tuesday's drills:
- Other absentees: Several other players missed practice, but none of them are new absentees. The list includes edge rushers Sci Martin (injury), TE Jamal Pettigrew (ankle injury) and DL Glen Logan. Here's a reminder of the four players who are out for the entirety of spring: DE Arden Key (personal reasons), OL Will Clapp (shoulder), OL Toby Weathersby (shoulder) and Isaiah Washington (ineligible).
- On the move: Freshman Austin Deculus made his awaited move inside to guard on Tuesday, something coach Jeff Grimes expected to happen eventually. Grimes told The Advocate last week that Deculus will be trained at both guard and tackle and could eventually play guard. He spent the first seven practice of spring working at both tackles.
- In gold: Three players remained in gold jerseys, signifying their limitations because of injury. They include DL Christian LaCouture (scar tissue in knee), FB J.D. Moore (wrist) and OL Donavaughn Campbell (shoulder).
Andre Anthony and Ray Thornton working rushing the passer. Greg Gilmore compared Thornton to Danielle Hunter today pic.twitter.com/KUjOuQu92E— James Bewers (@JamesBewers) March 28, 2017