LSU Tigers' star receiver Kayshon Boutte to miss remainder of season with leg injury

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LSU WR Kayshon Boutte suffers season-ending injury

The Advocate 11 October, 2021 - 07:29am

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LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte has suffered a season-ending injury, which cuts short one of the best showings among all the wide receivers in college football.

Boutte's injury came late in the loss at Kentucky, and he was rushed off the field to the team's medical tent before leaving the sidelines for the locker room on the medical cart. 

On Monday, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said Boutte would be unavailable vs. Florida on Saturday, though sources tell the Geaux247 staff that the injury is a season-ending one.

LSU (3-3) has six games remaining, with Florida next up on the schedule at 11 a.m. in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. It's the first of four games against Top 25 teams (Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas) for the Tigers, who will then wrap up the schedule with home games against Louisiana-Monroe and Texas A&M.

Boutte had eight receptions for 73 yards against the Wildcats when he exited the game with the Tigers trailing 35-14. 

On the year, Boutte has 38 catches for 508 yards and nine touchdowns. His touchdown mark is still tied for the most in the NCAA. After breaking into the starting lineup as a freshman a year ago, Boutte finished the season with 45 catches for 735 yards and five touchdowns. He also holds the SEC single-game record for receiving yards after hauling in 14 catches for 308 yards and three touchdowns. 

Boutte left high school ranked as a five-star prospect and the No. 2 wide receiver prospect on the 247Sports Composite. He was ranked by 247Sports as a five-star and the No. 20 overall prospect in America. 

With Boutte sidelined, LSU's next most productive receiver has been freshman tight end/wide receiver Jack Bech with 22 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Brian Thomas Jr. is third on the team in catches with 14 for 188 yards, and fellow freshman Deion Smith is fourth on the team with 11 catches for 186 yards and two touchdowns. LSU has three other wide receivers who have eclipsed the 100-yard mark after six games in juniors Trey Palmer (142) and Jaray Jenkins (120) and freshman Malik Nabers (106). The other wideouts that have been in the mix are sophomore Koy Moore (5 catches, 71 yards) and junior Devonta Lee (6 catches, 56 yards, 1 TD).

Stay tuned to Geaux247 for more on LSU's wide receiver room moving forward following Boutte's injury.

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