LSU head coach Brian Kelly spoke with ESPN's Heather Dinich Monday morning and provided an update on defensive lineman Maason Smith ahead of Spring Practice.

The Tigers begin spring practice on Thursday, and Smith will be cleared for “everything but contact" next week, according to coach Kelly.

Smith tore his ACL in the season opener on Sept. 4 and had surgery on Sept. 21.
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ErnMcCracken14 months
Still waiting for this guy to make a tackle
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Looks like the photo on the main page is just moments before the injury
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1 Call13 months
He actually tore his ACL in the Florida State game by simply celebrating his team mates tackle.
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jmaclsu14 months
Yes. Need to remove all emotion excitement and celebration for all athletic activities for fear of injury. Also be sure everyone gets a trophy.
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Ignignot14 months
It was probably gonna pop at a certain point
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Twenty 4914 months
He is banned from playing hopscotch, tetherball, or other dangerous sports.
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GoldenGuy14 months
Need to include jump rope
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JustinT3714 months
He got a medical red shirt last year or a red shirt?
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jafari rastaman14 months
He will be starting in the NFL, itdoesn’t matter.
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emanresu14 months
Doesn't matter. He's draft eligible after this season and he's leaving.
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CBarkleytruth14 months
Your patience and perseverance will be rewarded big fella. Welcome back
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theBru14 months
Eager to see him play! His enthusiasm is off the charts!
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Gene Heinous14 months
We are pulling for you big guy!
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tigersbb14 months
Need to stop the needless celebrations. Lost Maason last year, K J Johnson after gymnastics win with a foot fracture. I believe Lane Mesteyear was injured in a post regional dog pile a few years ago.
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brightside87814 months
Yes, 2001ish? was just a few years ago
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Jizzy0814 months
It was a freak accident.
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TT14 months
Who is Lane Mesteyear?
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OliverTwist22514 months
Hell yeah
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Big Gorilla14 months
That man is a beast that suffered a freak injury. Hoping he comes back 100% and wrecks the SEC.
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Geaux Guy14 months
Great News!
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