Brian Kelly provides injury updates after Mississippi State win

LSU was without a few pieces on Saturday when the Tigers took on Mississippi State. It did not matter much as far as that game was concerned, but it could be an issue in the grand scheme of things.

Mason Taylor, Omar Speights, Ovie Oghoufo and Greg Brooks Jr. were all absent from the game. Brian Kelly was asked postgame about the latest updates for those guys.

“So we weren’t sure, Mason Taylor went through pregame and he just wasn’t 100%, so we held him,” Kelly said. “Ovie Thursday turns an ankle in pass rush and, you know, we really couldn’t get him healthy to hold the edge. He did some stuff as the punt captain, you know, he handles the cadence and and the block rules. So we kept him in on punts but he really couldn’t help us on defense. And, you know, Omar was out with the hip flexor.

“So we had a lot of guys down and we just found out about Greg, had a medical emergency and you know, our thoughts and prayers are with Greg and you know, that was tough on two guys and tough on all of us.”

With the way the game went, a bunch of young players got to play anyway which is a great thing for their experience and to keep the starters rested.

Even without those three key pieces, the Tigers still put a beatdown on Mississippi State as Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers had the best game of both of their careers.

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