|LSU LB Kwon Alexander, No. 25, will miss at least the rest of the regular season after sustaining an ankle injury against Florida on Saturday. (AP)|
He could return for a bowl game, but that remains to be determined after he sustained the injury in the Tigers' 14-6 loss at Florida on Saturday.
Alexander has 11 tackles, one TFL, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the season.
"That's a shame because he was really playing well," LSU coach Les Miles told the Times-Picayune. "We enjoyed his participation in that game. Not that it was perfect, but with the timing of (LB) Luke Muncie 's return and with the opportunity to get some other young guys ready at that spot, we have to be happy with where we're at."
Muncie has missed the past two games with an illness. The junior LB has nine tackles. He is expected to play against South Carolina next weekend.
Losing Alexander, a highly-recruited true freshman, is a blow to an LSU defense that was uncharacteristically beat up by Florida. The Gators ran for 191 yards on Saturday, with 146 of those coming from RB Mike Gillislee. That was the most yardage the Tigers have given up to an opposing RB since giving up 152 to Arkansas RB Knile Davis in 2010.
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