It practically took an administrative miracle for LSU to get Kristian Fulton eligible to play this season, but now the Tigers are going to be without one of their starting cornerbacks for the foreseeable future.
Fulton has already been ruled out for Saturday’s game against Rice and could miss extended time, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said on Monday. Fulton went down with an ankle injury during the 24-17 win at Arkansas.
“He’s out,” Orgeron said. “He’s out, and I don’t know how long he’s out. He’s going to be out for a while.”
Nickel back Kary Vincent Jr. will take additional reps on the outside in practice this week, Orgeron said, and could be in line to start in Fulton’s place. Freshman Kelvin Joseph should also be in line for additional playing time while Fulton is out.
Fulton, a first-year starter, has solidified the cornerback spot opposite All-American Greedy Williams. He’s credited with 25 tackles, one interception and nine pass break-ups through 10 games this season.
– Defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko has been ruled out for the Rice game, Orgeron said, but he could potentially be back in time for the season-finale against Texas A&M.
– Safety John Battle could potentially play against Rice, Orgeron said. He was available to play against Arkansas in an emergency situation.