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Darius Days to Miss Time with Knee Injury

Tigers top rebounder to miss crucial late season stretch

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Junior small forward Darius Days will miss “a couple of weeks” after injuring his left knee in the Tigers’ 76-71 loss to Texas Tech Saturday afternoon.

“He doesn’t have any structural damage,” Will Wade said after the game. “It’s more of a knee. Nothing’s torn, but he’s going to be out a couple of weeks.”

The injury occurred toward the end of the second half, when Days’ left leg landed awkwardly as he went up for a possible rebound. Days badly rolled his ankle and needed help getting off the floor. Days eventually had to be put in a wheelchair and brought to the locker room.

Days is LSU’s fourth leading scorer, but more importantly is the team’s top rebounder and averages nearly eight a game. Considering LSU’s struggles rebounding the ball, this could be a crippling injury to the 2020-’21 Tigers.

LSU is about to embark on a critical month of February, starting with a trip to Alabama on Wednesday night and hosting Florida Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge. LSU lost its previous match ups with both the Tide (105-75) and the Gators (83-79) earlier in the season.