LSU football's blowout loss also came with blows on the injury side, with star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte leaving the game twice with ankle injuries.
The first injury came early in the game when Boutte was taken down from behind on a jet sweep. He was in the injury tent getting treatment when LSU failed on a 4th down attempt targeting Jack Bech.
Boutte, who entered the game tied for the FBS lead with 9 receiving touchdowns, returned to the game and was productive. But he suffered another injury on a tough catch late in the game, eventually being carted back to the locker room for x-rays. It was reported on the broadcast that Boutte had suffered an injury to the opposite ankle.
Orgeron didn't have an update Boutte's status after the game. The Tigers fell 42-21 in a loss that felt far more lopsided than even the 21-point margin indicated. Star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. missed his third consecutive game due to a foot injury that he had a procedure on last week. It's unclear whether he'll return to the team this season. He's expected to be a top prospect in the next NFL draft.
Boutte's status is a bit more complicated, with the sophomore still one year away from draft eligibility -- not unlike the situation Stingley found himself last season. Despite the injuries Boutte finished the game as the Tigers' leading receiver, hauling in 8 passes for 73 yards, but he was held out of the end zone for the first time in the 2021 season.