LSU DE Montgomery out for the season

LSU head coach Les Miles said Wednesday that starting defensive end Sam Montgomery will have surgery on his right knee and miss the rest of the season.

The 6-4, 245-pounder tore ligaments in his knee while attempting to rush Tennessee quarterback Matt Simms in the first quarter of last Saturday’s 16-14 win over the Vols.

Miles said the redshirt freshman will undergo reconstructive surgery and will not play again until next fall.

Montgomery had 18 total tackles, with six tackles for losses, and two sacks in his first season of action.

Fellow redshirt freshman Barkevious Mingo will now see his reps increased with the loss of Montgomery. Mingo already has 2.5 sacks and has forced two fumbles this year.

LSU travels to Florida to take on the Gators this Saturday.

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