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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media at SEC Media Days on Monday in Hoover, AL and said that star pass rusher Arden Key will not be ready for the start of fall camp as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Oregon added that he is unsure if Key will be ready for LSU's season opener against BYU.

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SwampBandit84 months
It will just have to be K'Lavon Chaisson time..He will be a stud!!
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Spankem84 months
Yep. CEO made a special trip to tell him that he's not being recruited to ride the bench. He is recruiting him to play immediately!
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Whynotme84 months
The real story behind Arden Key's absence. Weeks before the start of the spring practice, Arden Key contacted Coach O and informed him of his decisiom to sit out his junior season and enter the NFL draft next year. Upon hearing this, Coach O was "dumb founded" and asked Arden Key to take time off and think about this decision. After about 2 weeks of not hearing from Key Coach O panicked and put the full "court" press of getting Key to rejoin the team. After feeling like he was abandoning his "brothers" ,key decided to rejoin the team. A few weeks later Key through another "surprise" at Coach O. " By they way Im having shoulder surgery Coach". Don't get your hopes up for Key playing for LSU! It's not happening!!!
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OU81284 months
If Coach O knew that he needed shoulder surgery, WHY did he allow him to walk away for months? Seems like the football/student has dictated to the coach how things are gonna be...oh yeah it is 2017.
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Shiftyplus184 months
I'm so goddamned curious to know what really happened this past spring. I shouldn't be, but I am.
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Lexman184 months
Next man up! Aranda will build a new superstar. Speedy recovery wishes to Key. Although I know several people that have had shoulder surgeries, and they are a bitch to rehab. And none of them are athletes! Maybe Arden can push through and be ready for SEC play!
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DVinBR84 months
Chaisson time
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TigerSpray84 months
It's all about the NFL draft. He's Clowney II.
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Whynotme84 months
Glen Logan was not mentioned at all on the depth chart?
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Whynotme84 months
Getting this surgery so late is a head scratcher.
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Nix to Twillie84 months
I fear this is another LF situation where he'll get back on the field early but something will just seem off and it'll be a guessing game all season. Regardless, I trust Dave Aranda to know how to fill the gap. With or without him, the tiger D will be ready.
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pellietigersaint84 months
why this surgery occurred as late as it did is as baffling as the inauspicious absence. oh well, none of our business I suppose. Hope he's ready asap
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MardiGrasCajun84 months
IMO, the inauspicious absence is the reason for the late surgery. "If" Key wasn't coming back, I doubt LSU was picking up the tab on the surgery. So, once it was determined that Key was indeed coming back, the surgery was scheduled. On a side note, I could be completely wrong, but this certainly "looks" like what happened.
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pellietigersaint84 months
@mardigrastexan not a bad theory you have there
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TaderSalad84 months
@MardisGrasTexan - good theory. If that's the case, I am surprised these athletes dont have some workers comp type agreement that an injury sustained on the Tigers behalf is fully covered by them regardless of academic standing.
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