LSU's Johnson, Turner to play Saturday

September, 23, 2013
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LSU starters Trai Turner and Anthony Johnson left Saturday’s game due to injury, but both players will return this weekend when the Tigers visit No. 9 Georgia in the SEC’s game of the week. For more, click here.

Turner had his ankle stepped on in the first half against Auburn, but the trainers determined it was only a contusion. The sophomore offensive guard was a big reason why LSU was able to rack up 223 yards of offense through the first two quarters.

The leg injury to Johnson would’ve been a bigger blow as he is one of the standouts on the LSU defense, but head coach Les Miles described it as “basically a bruise.” The 294-pound defensive tackle is expected to start against Georgia. He has 13 tackles, including 2.5 for loss in the team’s first four games.

Overall, Miles described the health of his team as “very good” heading into the Tigers’ first significant road test this season.

Greg Ostendorf | email

Auburn/SEC reporter

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