Key LSU player to miss extended time

(AP)

Les Miles (AP Photo)

LSU’s Jalen Mills will miss at least six weeks after having surgery on his lower leg, according to The Advocate’s Ross Delenger.

The three-year starting safety had surgery on his injured lower leg, Tigers’ coach Les Miles said on Tuesday. According Delenger, Mills needed a small rod inserted into his leg, and the earliest he could return is against South Carolina on Oct. 10.

“I’m still harboring personal feelings that we can get him back sooner rather than later,” Tiger’s coach Les Miles told reporters. “We don’t know exactly how soon [he’ll return].”

Mills has been a key part of LSU’s the past three seasons, starting 39 games before suffering the injury on Aug. 19 at practice. Rickey Jefferson is expected to replace Mills at safety, according to Delenger.

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