BREAKING: LSU RB John Emery Jr. out for season with torn ACL

The Tigers suffered a major blow to the running back room in Saturday’s win over Florida as John Emery Jr. exited with what Brian Kelly said he feared would be a significant injury.

That turned out to be the case as Emery suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, Kelly said on Monday. Emery was seeing action alongside Josh Williams in the absence of Logan Diggs, who missed the game and is questionable heading into Saturday’s game against Georgia State.

It’s a disappointing end to the season for the fifth-year senior who has had a winding journey in his time at LSU.

A former five-star running back, Emery saw rotational action in his first two seasons before missing the entirety of 2021 due to academic suspension. He was suspended to start both the 2022 and 2023 seasons, and he was away from the team for much of the past offseason focusing on academics before returning in the fall.

Without Emery, LSU will turn to Williams, Noah Cain and true freshmen Kaleb Jackson and Trey Holly.

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