Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
LSU may be without one of its linebackers for the rest of 2012.
LSU freshman linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a broken ankle in his team's loss to the Florida Gators on Saturday and is expected to miss the rest of 2012, according to a report. Alexander suffered the injury during the third quarter and had to be helped off the field by medical staff. He finished the game with two tackles and a fumble recovery.
Alexander has played in all six games for the Tigers this season and started two games at strong-side linebacker, including the game against the Gators. He has made 11 tackles this year, including one for a loss. He has also recovered two fumbles.
This is not the first major injury setback for Alexander, who was one of the top linebacker prospects in the class of 2012 -- he missed the majority of his senior season in high school because of a knee injury. As a high school junior, he recorded 144 tackles.