Will LSU QB Jayden Daniels play in the SEC Championship?

LSU star quarterback Jayden Daniels is currently listed as hopeful ahead of the SEC Championship matchup versus Georgia on Saturday.

Daniels suffered an ankle injury last week in the Tigers’ loss to Texas A&M.

While the junior signal caller only missed a few plays, he was noticeably favoring the ankle.

LSU head coach Brian Kelly said on Monday that Daniels was in a walking boot and noted that indications ‘look pretty good’ on his status for Saturday.

“We’re pretty optimistic about his ability to practice on Tuesday. It wasn’t a high-ankle sprain.”

Daniels is a big reason for the Tigers surprising success this season. The first-year starter has thrown for 2,566 yards and 15 touchdowns with a 68.6 completion percentage this season.

The injured ankle may hamper Daniels in the run game, which has been a major part of the LSU offense.

Daniels has run for 824 yards this season, second in the nation among quarterbacks, and has added 11 touchdowns.

UGAWire will update Daniels status when more updates are given by the LSU staff.

 

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