LSU Missing Several Starters During Monday’s Practice

LSU returned to the practice field on Monday for another week of bowl prep heading into its New Year’s Day showdown with Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl.

Linebackers Arden Key and Donnie Alexander were not spotted after not being at any of the three open practices last week but they were joined by some more absent players on Monday.

Running back Derrius Guice and fullback Tory Carter were missing on the offensive side of the field while cornerback Kevin Toliver and linebacker Corey Thompson weren’t spotted.

All four players have missed practice time this season at various points with injuries and with a full week of preparation in store before Christmas break, the players could have been given a chance to rest on a typically light Monday.

Guice injured his knee in the preseason and worked his way back to full strength later in the year. Carter was seen with a neck roll during practices last week.

Toliver and Thompson have each spent time in gold non-contact jerseys in practice although neither player missed a game because of injury. Toliver did not travel with the team for the first game against BYU because of a presumed suspension, not because of any lingering injury.

Also missing from practice was running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who also missed practice last Thursday.