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LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson out for the remainder of the year

The Fighting Tigers suffer a big blow on defense.

NCAA Football: Chattanooga at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

As the LSU Tigers move forward after its big win over the Miami (FL) Hurricanes on Sunday, the Tigers will be doing so without a key defender.

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported Tuesday that sophomore linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson will miss the remainder of the year due to an injury he suffered against the Hurricanes.

Head coach Ed Orgeron confirmed the news later on Tuesday in a regularly scheduled media availability. Chaisson had five tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry against Miami before getting injured.

The sophomore was a member of the 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team after totaling 27 tackles and a pair of sacks in 12 games. Chaisson was expected to play a big role this season.

LSU hosts Southeast Louisiana on Saturday before traveling to Auburn in Week 3. Expect the Tigers to lean on Andre Anthony, Michael Divinity and junior college transfer Travez Moore in Chaisson’s absence.