LSU Coach Ed Orgeron said that De Arden Keys unlikely to play in Houston vs BYU. Orgeron said Key is ahead of schedule in rehab for the injury. He was in pads for drills Thursday but has yet to take on contact.
“Today he’s taking on blocks, doing some things,” Orgeron told reporters. “I just don’t know when he’s going to be ready, what the doctors are going to say.”
Key will visit a doctor to have the shoulder rechecked next week, at which point the Tigers will determine the next step for him.
And while Orgeron doesn’t expect Key for the opener, he stopped short of ruling it out completely.
“I’m not sure, but I’m not expecting it,” Orgeron said. “But nothing that dude does surprises me.”
LSU’s second game is at home Sept. 9 against Chattanooga . The Tigers play their Southeastern Conference opener Sept. 16 at Mississippi State, which will be a good matchup and a game for Arden Keys to shine.