Ed Orgeron updates injuries, Davon Godchaux’s status for Saturday
By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Starting right tackle Toby Weathersby will miss his second consecutive game and running back Leonard Fournette remains a “game-time decision” for Saturday’s game against Missouri, interim coach Ed Orgeron said at his post-practice presser Thursday evening.
Weathersby has been out with an ankle sprain suffered against Mississippi State, while Fournette hasn’t practiced all week with an ankle injury he’s nursed since fall camp.
Orgeron didn’t rule out having his All-American tailback for his first game as interim coach, but his status remains in doubt heading into Saturday.
“He hasn’t practiced all week,” Orgeron said. “He’ll be a game-time decision. You know, when you walk down that hill and you see all those people and you walk out in that stadium, you may feel a little bit better. You know, sometimes they get better on Saturdays. Right now, I don’t know if he’s going to play or not.”
Staying on the injury front, Orgeron said he expects starting center Ethan Pocic and cornerback Kevin Toliver to be available. Pocic has missed practice time this week while Toliver didn’t play a down against Auburn.
The situation isn’t quite so clear with starting defensive end Davon Godchaux, who was reinstated to the team Wednesday following EBR district attorney Hillar Moore declining to press charges stemming from a Monday morning arrest.
Orgeron indicated Godchaux, who was suspended for two days following the arrest, could suit up Saturday against Missouri. Frank Herron worked at his defensive end spot during the portions of Monday and Tuesday practices made open to the media.
“Seems like things have cleared up,” Orgeron said. “We still have a couple of discussions to make, and it’s a day-by-day basis, but I think everything is looking pretty good.”