LSU QB Danny Etling has minor back procedure

LSU QB Danny Etling has minor back procedure

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU quarterback Danny Etling had a minor medical procedure Monday morning, according to head coach Ed Orgeron.
"Danny had a minor back procedure this morning and everything came out alright," Orgeron said in a statement.

Etling is battling to keep his starting position under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

The senior completed four of eleven passes for 53 yards Saturday night.

After the Spring game, Orgeron commented on the quarterback race: "Here is the deal. Nobody has earned the starting spot and you saw that tonight. If we had to name a starter tonight it is not a clear-cut winner. Most of the spring Danny (Etling) has been better. Underneath the pressure, the guys did not perform the way we wanted them to, so they are going to have to show me who is able to perform under pressure to be the LSU quarterback."

Last season Etling started 10 games for the Tigers. He threw for 2,123 yards and 11 touchdowns, with only five interceptions.

The Tigers finished the 2016 season 8-4, including a 29-9 victory against Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

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