Brian Kelly expects RB Logan Diggs to play vs. Texas A&M

LSU has been without its top running back in the last two outings as Logan Diggs has dealt with what coach Brian Kelly has only described as an upper-body injury.

Tigers fans got some good news on Monday, however, as Kelly said that Diggs is with the team and expected to play on Saturday as LSU hosts Texas A&M in the regular season finale.

“He was with the team. He should be available, he’s been dealing with an upper-body injury,” Kelly said. “He’s in good stead with the team, so he was with us at the hotel, he was with us throughout. He may have popped inside for a little bit, but he was with us throughout the entire week of preparation.”

Kelly added that Diggs went through a workout last Thursday ahead of the Georgia State game to try to play, but the staff ultimately decided to wait another week.

“He tried diligently on Thursday, we put him through a pretty good workout on Thursday,” Kelly said. “We just felt like again, with the depth that we have at that position we wanted him, he’s a guy that initiates contact, he’s a physical runner. We wanted him 100% for A&M.”

The Tigers will be closer to full strength as they try to finish up the season at 9-3 once again and avenge last year’s loss to the Aggies.

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