LSU freshman DT suffers “bad cut,” in hospital _lowres

Associated Press file photo -- Trey Lealaimatafao joins his mother, Diana, and father, Semaia Lealaimatafao, in November in San Antonio. Monday, Lealaimatafao punched a glass window at the LSU weight room, tearing muscles to the bone.

LSU freshman Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury during a weight room incident Monday and had to be rushed to the hospital, a source said.

Lealaimatafao, a 6-foot, 300-pound three-star defensive tackle signee from Texas, punched through a glass window in the LSU weight room Monday, tearing muscles down to the bone, a source said.

Lealaimatafao punched through the window after a dispute with another football player, two independent sources said.

LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed that there was an incident and that Lealaimatafao was being treated at a local hospital Monday.

“It is a big cut,” the source said.

Another source said that Lealaimatafao received stitches for the deep wound.

EMS spokesman Mike Chustz said paramedics responded to a call at the LSU weight room where a person reportedly passed out. The person, though, signed a refusal of transport.

A separate source said that Lealaimatafao’s injury will likely require surgery. He’s expected to revisit the hospital Tuesday.

The injury is not career or life threatening, the source said, but it could put Lealaimatafao’s freshman season in jeopardy. The team was hoping for him to challenge on the defensive line.

Lealaimatafao was ranked as the No. 32 defensive tackle in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Ryan Broussard contributed to this report.

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