What's Buzzing:

Dr. Saturday

Report: LSU starting defensive tackle Quentin Thomas out for season

Sam Cooper
Dr. Saturday

A key member of LSU’s defense may miss the entire 2014 season.

The Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting that defensive tackle Quentin Thomas will miss the year due to a torn biceps tendon. An LSU spokesman confirmed that Thomas is “injured,” but would not elaborate on the severity of the injury.

Thomas, a redshirt junior, was penciled in on the depth chart as a starter for the Tigers. The injury reportedly occurred during Wednesday’s practice and will reportedly require “at least six months of rehabilitation.”

Thomas recorded nine tackles in 11 games as a backup in 2013. He did start one game – the Outback Bowl – when starter Ego Ferguson was suspended. He also appeared in three games in 2012 after redshirting in 2011 as a freshman.

Per the Advocate, redshirt freshman Greg Gilmore is listed as Thomas’ backup. Other candidates to fill the void at defensive tackle include Frank Herron and Maquedius Bain.

The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Thomas was a three-star recruit in the class of 2011.

For more LSU news, visit TigerBait.com.

- - - - - - -

Sam Cooper is a contributor for the Yahoo Sports blogs. Have a tip? Email him or follow him on Twitter!

View Comments (16)
  • Kelly comes up big in OT, Marshall tops W. Kentucky, 96-93

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- James Kelly scored seven straight points to give Marshall the lead in overtime and Stevie Browning added two free throws to put away a 96-93 victory over Western Kentucky Saturday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 52 seconds ago
  • Australian shepherd wins agility at Westminster

    Australian shepherd wins agility at Westminster

    An Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled, sprang and wriggled to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday night. Seeming undaunted by anything, Holster wove at a whiz through a timed course of jumps, tunnels, ramps and more as … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 56 seconds ago
  • Thompson beats Curry to win 3-point title

    Thompson beats Curry to win 3-point title

    TORONTO (AP) -- Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this year. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 53 seconds ago
  • Seguin scores twice during big 2nd, Stars beat Capitals 4-3

    Seguin scores twice during big 2nd, Stars beat Capitals 4-3

    Tyler Seguin scored twice during a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars held off the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a battle between two of the NHL's top teams on Saturday night. Washington leads the Eastern Conference, and Dallas began the … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest

    The Latest: Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine outlasted Orlando's Aaron Gordon in an epic final round of the dunk contest, posting four straight perfect 50s to win for the second straight year. LaVine and Gordon matched each other dunk for dunk for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago