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.