Former Arkansas and current LSU safety, Greg Brooks Jr., to miss Saturday’s game, per Brian Kelly

Former Arkansas defensive back Greg Brooks Jr. will not be on the field for the No. 12 LSU Tigers this Saturday, according to head coach Brian Kelly.

Brooks did not travel with the team to Starkville over the weekend as he is dealing with what Kelly referred to as a “medical emergency.”

At his press conference on Monday, Kelly didn’t provide any details or clarification on Brooks’ condition, only that he would not be available when LSU plays Arkansas on Saturday night.

“I don’t have a lot that I can report on Greg, it is a family matter so I am not going to speak on the family’s behalf,” Kelly said. “If there’s anything I can get to you further after I speak with the family, we’ll certainly give you the information. But Greg is dealing with a medical emergency, and he will not be available.”

Brooks played for the Razorbacks from 2019-21 before transferring to his home state of Louisiana to play for the Tigers. His final two seasons in Fayetteville were under Sam Pittman, who mentioned Brooks at the start of his weekly press conference on Monday.

“Greg was a wonderful kid when he was here and did a great job for us,” Pittman said. “Whatever it may be, I want him and his family and LSU to know that we’re concerned, we’re praying for him and we hope that he has a speedy recovery.”

In Brooks’ absence, LSU will continue to look to Andre Sam to start in his place.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire