No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Alabama are set to play on Saturday in the biggest college football game of the regular season. There’s plenty on the line in Saturday’s contest.
In regards to the injury front, all eyes are on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. His availability may dictate the game’s outcome. Players of Tagovailoa’s caliber don’t come around too often, especially at the quarterback position.
As for the Tigers, Ed Orgeron is hoping his All-American safety, Grant Delpit, will be healthy for Saturday’s game. Delpit suffered an ankle injury against Auburn nearly two weeks ago.
The LSU head coach gave an injury update for Delpit on Thursday evening.
“We still have 48 hours to go,” Orgeron said, via 247Sports. “We still feel that he’s gonna play. (He’s done) A lot of rehab. He does some individual today, ran around today, felt well. We didn’t push him too hard.”
As Orgeron said, the Tigers expect their star safety to play on Saturday. But there is still some concern regarding Delpit’s availability considering he still isn’t a full participant at LSU’s practice.
“He didn’t practice all week,” Orgeron said. “He tried to practice today. There were some good things, but we didn’t do too much with him.”
It’s tough to gauge what LSU’s plan is for its star safety. It’s looking like this one may be a game-time decision.