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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Zach Mettenberger knee injury knocks him out of Arkansas game

Zach-Mettenberger-knee-injuryLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger left Friday’s game against Arkansas with an apparent injury to his left knee in the fourth quarter. Mettenberger was rolled up on just after releasing the ball and his lower body looked like it bent in an uncomfortable way. Trainers had to help him off the field.

Jarvis Landry made an incredible catch on an underthrown ball as Mettenberger was hit, but the injury overshadowed the play. LSU trailed 27-21 and was in danger of being upset by the Razordbacks at the time Mettenberger was forced from the game. Anthony Jennings took over at quarterback for the Tigers.

Mettenberger was examined by trainers on the sideline and did not immediately retreat to the locker room. He stood on the sideline wincing in pain and trying to stretch out the knee. The fact that the training staff allowed him to remain on the sideline could be a positive sign. However, Mettenberger was seen using crutches later in the game.

Jennings connected on a 49-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Travin Dural later in the fourth quarter that gave LSU a 31-27 lead. The Tigers held on to avoid the upset.

GIF via SB Nation



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