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The list of LSU players done for the season because of injuries grew by four this week.

On Monday, Ed Orgeron announced that wide receiver Kayshon Boutte would be out for the season after suffering an injury vs. Kentucky.

On Wednesday, Orgeron revealed that cornerback Eli Ricks is having a procedure done to fix a nagging injury and will miss the remainder of the season.

Today, it was confirmed that defensive end Ali Gaye will also need season-ending surgery.

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During Thursday's post-practice press conference, Orgeron announced that defensive tackle Joe Evans will likely be done for the season as well.

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Gaye and Evans are the third defensive linemen to go down for the season after the Tigers lost team leader Andre Anthony to an injury vs. Central Michigan.

Here's what LSU defensive line rotation will look like going forward, according to Orgeron:

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Vernonbrew2232 months
I have never seen more quitters in my life. These very talented young men must not believe in the going gets tough philosophy. Two years in a row and it seems like LSU has experienced it the most. What a shame.
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AndrewD32 months
C O N T A G I O U S
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tigerbite232 months
Canebreak, don't know ya, but I believe you are right on target...this mentality (3 and done ) kinda started w Miles and has progressed...it will only get worse unless the right players are recruited. The 4 & 5 star rankings miss a few things...like this is a team sport...
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy32 months
I expect each team to put at least 50 passes against us for the remainder of the season
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nola00032 months
Nice try Ed O. You're still fired by at least the end of the year. - Scott Woodward
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CanebreakCajun32 months
There is something really wrong with the type of player LSU has recruited with Orgeron. He’s been selling nflsu and when some adversity hits, players quite to save themselves. I know we have exceptions on the team, but IDK guys, how many 4 and 5 stars at Kentucky? How many at Arkansas? How many at Ole Miss? Hell, how many at Florida? Maybe it’s time we get a coach who focuses on the individuals character and toughness, rather than their ranking. Seems to work elsewhere. Let the gentile, high rank players go elsewhere.
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ByUselves32 months
Didn't realize NIL would make the players so injury prone...
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CanebreakCajun32 months
Pro toe.
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TGK4LSU32 months
Injuries are part of the game. However, most players wait until the offseason to address possible surgery and/or physical therapy. These guys are just quitting.
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wallowinit32 months
Who?
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lsuohiofan32 months
It is just another difference between LSU and schools like Ohio State and Alabama.
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saintlad7432 months
Only silver lining I can think of is at least younger guys get game experience. Better prepared for next year ?????
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rob6232 months
The players quit last year. If anybody thinks the only problem at LSU coaches then they are naive. This team was full of problem children and the truth is they were recruited by Orgeron. So the buck stops there.
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OU81232 months
100% agree. Full of quitters and excuse making cry babies!
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VolMarine137132 months
Who recruited these players? Also who’s job is it to coach these players they are recruited and to break bad habits? Truth is it is 100% in the coaches. Do you think if LSU was winning and ranked in top 15 that they would be quitting?
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emanresu32 months
He didn't say Joe Evans had an injury. He said he's out for the year.
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DeafVallyBatnR32 months
Someone said in a thread the other day Joe Evans was leaving team to pursue a singing career. I have no idea if that is true.
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crewdepoo32 months
Yeah he’s trying out for American idol
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Shooter32 months
Too bad we didn't lose a head coach.
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NPComb32 months
DE’s are gonna be gassed at halftime.
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Opt Out U
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Seems players can opt out one way or the other -- injury can be just as good of an excuse as any. The IR numbers are racking up on the starting Tigers - Myles, Stingley, Ricks, Boute, Gaye, Evans, Anthony. Seems if you're teams not competitive, the easiest way to preserve your value (NFL) is to use the injury to get ready for draft day. This may be good for them, but not good for Coach O.
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johnstamosfanclub32 months
It lowers their value too because they’re now seen as quitters, chase is the only one who can get away with it bc his numbers. These guys don’t have that
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YMCA32 months
The days of “are you hurt and are you injured” are over.
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Lebowski32 months
Soft practices and no motivation
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Drizzt32 months
That’s still a great line
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