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It was revealed Monday that LSU defensive lineman Maason Smith suffered a torn ACL in the season opener vs. Flordia State and will miss the rest of the season.

Smith blew up a Seminoles running play for a loss in the 1st quarter and injured his knee when he jumped up to celebrate.

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UnclePat7622 months
See you in Vegas 2024, big guy! Every cloud…
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hotboiz4522 months
Setback for a huge comeback!!!!!!
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LSUvet7222 months
I thought all linemen were wearing knee braces?
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atltiger648722 months
braces help with preventing side twisting. They can't prevent what happened to Maason.
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DecadePlusLurker22 months
GFDI
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cajunmud22 months
There's no way to understand why the universe (God) does what it does, but we can only hope that it does it to teach us something, to make all involved better somehow (including fans).

On a similar note; has there been some studies done that say most knee injuries are not caused by impact? Having had a bunch of knee injuries, it scares the shite outta me seeing these guys out there playing in SHORT PANTS!
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2003tigerfan22 months
On a positive note…we do have depth on this defensive line …Mekhi Wingo is no slouch either
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tenderfoot tigah22 months
LSU is cursed since 2019.
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CommieHater22 months
Now he will play his junior year. Probably be an impact player then get drafted. After all the hype LSU gets 1 year of production. Maybe?
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joemc4222 months
Worry a little more about the young man.LSU will survive.Maason can use prayers,not somebody worrying that we didn't get as much use from him as we wanted.
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LSUfourLife22 months
What a crazy accident. He’s pushed against hundreds of pounds of force in every direction in practice and then to have this happen. So sorry, Maason.
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Vernonbrew2222 months
Through adversity, this young man will rebound and renew. Keep in mind he is still a young man. The next Tigers up will pull the rope. Healthy recovery in order
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Jenar Boy22 months
Man this sucks for him. Prayers Maason.
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CBarkleytruth22 months
This kid was the number one reason I wanted to tune in this year. Get well soon, big Maason. Bright future ahead sir! We are here with you and the time WILL pass!
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LSUPilot0722 months
Get the surgery done as soon as the swelling subsides so you can get him at least 9 months to rehab. Even then the last year we will ever get from Smith will most likely be a year where he’s getting back into game condition so we may never really see the greatness that he can become before he heads to the NFL. I’d be absolutely shocked if he stays 4 years eve if next year isn’t a big year from him. Teams are still going to spend a 1st on him just by his size/speed/power combination projects to an all-pro NFL DT.
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atltiger648722 months
Recovery from an ACL is much shorter than it used to be. Smith will be more than ready to go next year.
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Genestealer5522 months
Celebration injuries are so hard to stomach…I’m guessing he won’t do that again the rest of his career.
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Bige1122 months
It’s called a freak accident goofball. Kids aren’t robots.
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Woodman22 months
Such a sad outcome. It does provide opportunities for others and is our deepest group of players, but was really hoping to see significant success between Smith and Roy.
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Recoveringcajun22 months
Back in the day, nobody had heard of an ACL. Now your season ends for jumping up and down and tearing an ACL.

I wonder if athletes have just gotten too big for their bodies
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ForeverEllisHugh22 months
Maybe they just put on a brace and played through it.
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porge710622 months
Wow!! Poor kid. This season already feels like we’re 0-6
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deuce98522 months
Ban celebrations for all big guys.
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6R1222 months
Imagine that 400 pounder at FLA. Can he jump?
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Im4LSUnTN22 months
Hate this for this great young man. Pray he comes back next year as strong as ever.
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nol1wph22 months
Tough news. Keep your head up young man and best of luck with rehab.
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