Kelly has refrained from offering any more details out of respect for Brooks and his family.
Following the win on Saturday, Kelly dedicated the game ball to Brooks. LSU football later posted a video showing Kelly’s pregame speech followed up with the dedication.
Brooks transferred from Arkansas after the 2021 season. He spent three years with the Razorbacks, including two with current Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman.
Pittman opened his Monday press conference with some words for Brooks.
Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman opens his Monday press conference offering prayers for LSU safety and former Arkansas player Greg Brooks.
— Jackson Fuller (@jacksonfuller16) September 18, 2023
“Greg was a wonderful kid when he was here and did a great job for us,” Pittman said. “I want him and his family and LSU to know that we’re concerned, we’re praying for him.”
Brian Kelly says #LSU S Greg Brooks is out vs. Arkansas, the school he transferred in from.
Kelly called it a "medical emergency" as to what Brooks has been dealing with. He didn't go into any further detail out of respect for Greg and his family.
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) September 18, 2023
LSU is set to face Arkansas at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday night.