Maason Smith injury update: LSU defensive lineman injured while celebrating vs. Florida State, will undergo MRI – Sporting News

  • September 8, 2022

An excessive celebration may cost your team 15 yards. It might also cost yourself an injury.
Injuries in football are a relatively common occurrence, given how physical the sport is, and all. But sometimes, freak things happen: LSU defensive lineman Maason Smith found this out the hard way on Sunday night.
During the Tigers’ matchup with Florida State, Smith went to celebrate with fellow defensive lineman BJ Ojulari, when the joyous moment went very, very awry: Smith seemed to land awkwardly on his left leg, seemingly injury himself in the process.
LSU DT Maason Smith appeared to have suffered an injury after celebrating this play. pic.twitter.com/SJDBAoJUA5
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Smith would make his way off the field slowly, with the aid of training stuff, and later would work his way down the LSU tunnel to the locker room. 
LSU has yet to provide an injury update for Smith, however he did return to the sidelines using crutches and in street clothes. 
Maason Smith is back on the sidelines, but he’s in street clothes and on crunches. Left knee is now in a brace.
After the game, LSU head coach Brian Kelly provided an update and next steps for Smith. 
Brian Kelly says Maason Smith had a knee injury and he’ll need an MRI tomorrow. #LSU
Smith is still a few years away from NFL Draft eligibility, but early projections pegged him as a potential first-round pick. The sophomore was a five-star recruit of LSU.
Florida State was leading LSU 7-3 in the second quarter.

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