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Chaisson out for season with knee injury

September 4, 2018

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K’Lavon Chaisson, who was projected to be LSU’s next big-time pass rusher, had his sophomore season end due to a knee injury.

Chaisson, who will have surgery on the ACL in his left knee, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Miami. Tigers coach Ed Orgeron made the announcement at his weekly media luncheon Tuesday afternoon.

“We have lost K’Lavon Chaisson for the year,” said Orgeron, who gave no details about the injury. “We feel bad for him. K’Lavon had totally dedicated himself for this season. His teammates are very sad. But, he will bounce back from this injury.”

Chaisson was credited with five tackles against the Hurricanes. He registered one sack and one quarterback-hurry. A year ago as a true freshman, Chaisson replaced Arden Key when he was unavailable. Chaisson finished with 27 tackles. He had two sacks and two quarterback-hurries.

Redshirt sophomore Andre Anthony was Chaisson’s backup at the rush linebacker position. He made one tackle against Miami after Chaisson went out of the game. Redshirt sophomore Ray Thornton, who is the backup to Michael Divinity at field linebacker, can also play the rush position.

Junior college transfer Travez Moore will also get his chance at the position during practice this week. All three linebackers will probably see playing time against Southeastern Louisiana this Saturday.

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