Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU 38-17. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Mettenberger Injured in LSU's Loss at Alabama? (GIF)

Zach Mettenberger took a pounding late in the game vs. Alabama as the Tigers fell to 7-3 on the season in the 38-17 loss at the hands of their SEC west rival and to add injury to insult, Mettenberger limped to the sideline, favoring his right knee, after taking a sack on the final play for LSU.

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Mettenberger finished with 241 yards and a touchdown on 16-23 passing, bu twith LSU unable to run the ball with any sort of consistency after the first quarter, Alabama was able to pin their ears back and get after Mettenberger knowing they would have to pass.

He was sacked four times and hit and knocked down much more than that. Alabama entered Saturday’s SEC showdown with LSU struggling to get to the quarterback, especially in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama was averaging 1.4 sacks per game through their first eight games and only one sack per game in the friendly confines, but had little trouble getting to Mettenberger tonight.

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LSU is idle this upcoming week which will give Mettenberger time to lick his wounds and let his banged up body heal after the battering he took at the hands of an angry Crimson Tide defense.

As soon as more information is available regarding the health of Mettenberger, I will let you know and you can follow me on Twitter @DeathValleyFS and @PatrickASchmidt for any breaking news.

Hopefully, Mettenberger won’t have to miss any game action with the ailment as LSU will need him close to 100 percent with the Tigers hosting the Texas A&M Aggies and Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel on Nov. 23.

 

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