Orgeron ‘doesn’t think’ Brennan will play against South Carolina; added injury could ‘linger for weeks’

Orgeron ‘doesn’t think’ Brennan will play against South Carolina; added injury could ‘linger for weeks’
LSU quarterback Myles Brennan (No. 15) (Photo by: Chris Parent / LSU Athletics) (Source: Chris Parent/Chris Parent / LSU Athletics)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said the staff doesn’t think quarterback Myles Brennan will be able to play against South Carolina.

Brennan likely out against South Carolina

“We don’t think that Myles Brennan is going to be able to play," Orgeron said Wednesday, Oct. 21, during the weekly SEC Teleconference. "Still not 100 percent yet but he’s very questionable. Max [Johnson] and TJ [Finley] have looked very good in practice. We’ll make a decision at the end of the week. And both of them have competed very well. I have no problem starting either one. Whichever one it’s going to be, it’s going to be very close and, more than likely, both of them will play.”

Orgeron added Brennan has been going through extensive rehab and hasn’t practiced since getting injured against Missouri. Brennan reportedly suffered a torn muscle in the abdomen.

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He also pointed out it’s an injury that could linger for weeks or he could be ready next week because it all depends on his body and how he heals.

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The reality is now setting in on facing a solid South Carolina team with two freshmen quarterbacks who have zero playing experience.

Orgeron admitted he knew when Brennan took the hit near the goal line at Missouri in the first quarter that his quarterback was “pretty bruised and banged up” but that he could still rotate his lower body and throw the football, despite the injury to his abdomen and wanted to go back into the game playing on adrenaline.

While he won’t rule out Brennan playing with some miraculous recovery, he said he could miss more games.

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