Oct 5, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; LSU Tigers fullback J.C. Copeland (44) attempts for extra yardage against Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Zach Jackson (14) during the game at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers vs. Furman Paladins Injury Report


LSU finds themselves in a good position health wise as the Tigers welcome the Furman Paladins to Tiger Stadium for their homecoming game on Saturday because their injured players like fullback, J.C. Copeland, won’t need to rush back because of the inferior opponent.

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Copeland, who is dealing with a concussion according to head coach Les Miles suffered the injury in a fluke accident.

“He was leaving the tile area or just in the tiled area and slipped,” Miles said. “There was not horseplay. I’d like to go blame somebody but it was just an unusual fall.” [NOLA.com]

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Concussions are nothing to play around with and we shouldn’t expect to see Copeland on Saturday and give him three weeks to get as close to 100 percent as possible for the Alabama game.

He was missed at Ole Miss as the run game wasn’t as prolific as it has been with him in the lineup, but they’ll be fine without him for Furman.

Here is the LSU injury report via USA TODAY

J.C. Copeland FB 10/24/2013 doubtful
Doubtful concussion
Tahj Jones LB 10/20/2013 questionable Questionable hamstring
Jeryl Brazil CB 10/20/2013 suspended indefinitely Suspended disciplinary/legal
Josh Williford G 08/11/2013 out indefinitely Out concussion

 

Tajh Jones has practiced this week, but I would err on the side of caution with him because it’s all about having all hands on deck for the Crimson Tide Nov. 9 in Tuscaloosa.

It’s a good sign to see Jones practicing, but LSU won’t need him on the field chasing down running backs and making tackles on Saturday. They will, however need him for the remainder of the SEC games so no chance in risking his health.

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