It seems like LSU cannot catch a break these past few seasons. Head coach Ed Orgeron announced Monday that the team will be without its best offensive playmaker, Kayshon Boutte, for the remainder of the season due to a lower leg injury.
Coach O announced today that Kayshon Boutte is out for the season with an injury pic.twitter.com/4W6H3w9fPh— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 11, 2021
This is a massive blow for a team already down superstar cornerback Derek Stingley for an extended period of time. Boutte was tied for the most touchdown catches in all of college football following week six and was the lone source of consistency on a roller coaster LSU offense. Boutte totaled 507 yards through six games, and Jack Bech is the only other Tiger with more than 200 yards receiving this season.
The Tigers will be looking to lesser used targets such as speedster Trey Palmer and freshman Brian Thomas Jr. to fill the massive hole left behind by Boutte. Both were top 20 WR recruits from their respective classes. Boutte is only a sophomore, so the Louisiana native will be returning to Baton Rouge next season.
LSU will have its hands more than full over the next month as they have four top-20 matchups with Florida, at Ole Miss, at Alabama, and Arkansas. The SEC knows no mercy, and being without their best player for this stretch is a major setback for an already struggling team.