Leonard Fournette’s status in question for game vs. Missouri Kevin Cox/Getty Images
AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 24: Leonard Fournette #7 of the LSU Tigers reacts after the Auburn Tigers won 18-13 over an official review to end the game at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

LSU’s homecoming game on Saturday may not be the upward-turn the Tigers are looking for after firing head coach Les Miles.

Star running back Leonard Fournette has been declared a game-time decision for LSU’s game against Missouri, per interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

“It’s up in the air now,” Orgeron said. “Can’t say. In all likelihood he will try to play. it will be a game-time decision. Obviously if there’s further injury we won’t play him.”

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Fournette originally injured his ankle in practices before the start of the season. He was able to play in the season-opening loss to Wisconsin, but he was forced to sit in the following game vs. Jacksonville State. The injury has hampered Fournette all season, but he has still managed to rush for over 100 yards in every game he has played.

If Fournette is out for another game, then it won’t exactly be the wanted start to the Ed Orgeron-era at LSU. LSU can still beat Missouri without Fournette, but it definitely doesn’t put them at the greatest advantage.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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