It's been a bad week or so for the LSU Tigers, and this might be the worst news yet: redshirt senior Josh Dworaczyk, longtime starting left guard, will miss the team's opener against the Oregon Ducks and much of the season due to a knee injury that will force surgery within the next "10 days or two weeks," said coach Les Miles.
Dworaczyk already had one knee surgery this offseason to correct damage he sustained during the Cotton Bowl's practice period. The two-year starter "aggravated the injury at practice last week," according to The Advertiser.
T-Bob Hebert was listed at second on the depth chart at both Dworaczyk's position and center, and is expected to get the start. Hebert has 20 starts to his credit at various points along the LSU line. Freshman La'el Collins is also believed to be in the mix.
LSU plays Oregon Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.