Ed Orgeron provides encouraging news on Lloyd Cushenberry

Lloyd Cushenberry

An LSU offensive line that has been hit hard with injuries and suspension received good news Tuesday.

Ed Orgeron was a guest on “Off the Bench” on 104.5 EPSN Baton Rouge Tuesday and updated the injury status of starting center Lloyd Cushenberry. Cushenberry was injured Saturday against Ole Miss.

“I think he’s going to be fine,” Orgeron said on the show.

This comes less than 24 hours after calling Cushenberry “very questionable” for the Florida game during his Monday press conference.

“He’s a little bit better than I thought he’d be Monday,” Orgeron said. “I expect him to play Saturday.”

Cushenberry has been a steadying force on the offensive line that has used five different starting combinations through its first five games.

Orgeron also intimated Monday that starting left tackle Saahdiq Charles, who has missed the past two games and three total this season, should return against the Gators. Charles practiced Monday during the media viewing portion of the workout.

LSU is playing for the second consecutive season in Gainesville as part of an agreement following the 2016 postponement caused by Hurricane Matthew, which had the Gators play consecutive season in Baton Rouge.

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