LSU has lifted the suspension of defensive end Davon Godchaux after charges against him were dropped Tuesday, and running back Leonard Fournette is a "game-time decision" for Saturday's clash against Missouri, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.
Orgeron, in his third full day as LSU's interim coach, has allowed Godchaux back onto the team. The junior starter was arrested early Sunday morning after a "tussle" with his girlfriend after she attempted to leave his apartment with the couple's 10-month-old child.
The East Baton Rouge district attorney declined to file charges because of inconsistent statements by Godchaux's girlfriend. EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore also considered Godchaux's statement and the physical evidence at the scene.
"We're happy the charges have been dropped. Davon is an excellent young man," Orgeron said Wednesday on the SEC teleconference. "He'll return to the team today. We'll take it day by day. We'll make sure we have all of the information available before we make any other decisions, but he will be with the team today."
It's unclear if Godchaux will play Saturday.
Fournette, meanwhile, has battled a lingering ankle injury over the past six weeks. He suffered a high ankle sprain during preseason camp and then bruised the same ankle in the season opener against Wisconsin.
The junior suffered what appeared to be more bruising late in the game at Auburn.
"It's up in the air right now," Orgeron said of Fournette's status for Saturday. "Will be a game-time decision. Obviously, if it furthers any injury, we won't play him."
Fournette has been one of a handful of players who has not practiced Monday and Tuesday. Offensive lineman Toby Weathersby, battling an ankle sprain, has also missed drills, and center Ethan Pocic has been out, too.
Fournette missed Game 2 against Jacksonville State, the first game he's missed of his career. Godchaux has started 26 games for LSU, taking over as a starter as a true freshman in 2014.