Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Dwayne Thomas (13) leaps over Auburn Tigers wide receiver Jaylon Denson (89) as he falls to the ground for an incomplete pass in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Denson was injured on the play. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Rain Impacting Auburn Offense, Lose Wide Receiver Jaylon Denson to Injury


Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Dwayne Thomas (13) leaps over Auburn Tigers wide receiver Jaylon Denson (89) as he falls to the ground for an incomplete pass in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Denson was injured on the play. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The first quarter of the Auburn and LSU game at Tiger Stadium was delayed early in the first quarter after Auburn receiver Jaylon Denson suffered a devastating looking left knee injury after he slipped on a rain-soaked field.

The Baton Rouge area had seen more than three inches of rain fall leading up to the 6:45 kick and we already saw the effects of the weather impact the game on the first series of the game. Denson was open for what would have been a reception on 2nd-and-7 at the LSU 26, but as he tried to come back to the ball on a wobbly pass by Nick Marshall fall in a heap and grabbed his knee immediately.

Denson, a junior from Hoover, AL entered the game vs. LSU with three receptions on the year for 45 yards. He lacked production, but he brought size to the position at 6-3, 219-pounds to try and be a tough mismatch for the LSU corners.

Denson was carted off the field and fitted for a brace to stabilize his leg. He is out for the game and likely out for the foreseeable future with what could be a broken leg. But then again, I’m not a doctor, but we wondered how the rain would impact this game for both teams and three minutes into this game we’ve already seen one casualty.

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