LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday in the weekly SEC teleconference that starting quarterback Myles Brennan will likely miss the remainder of the season.
Brennan was injured in an attempt to gain a few extra yards against Missouri and was hit hard by a Missouri linebacker. He suffered a torn abdomen muscle and has not played since.
"Myles is out," Orgeron said clearly Monday on Brennan's status for the potential LSU-Alabama game that would have occurred this weekend. "He's out. He will not be ready for the game."
Brennan had started the season relatively strong, with 1,112 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in just three games. The responsibility of quarterback will be left to LSU's true freshman, TJ Finley. Finley has garnered both starts for LSU since Brennan's injury. While he played well against South Carolina, he struggled in his first away start against Auburn. Fellow true freshman, Max Johnson, is also unavailable for Saturday.
Orgeron is unsure if Brennan's season is officially over, but he is very skeptical of his return. Surgery has been brought into conversation to repair the muscle.
"There's some discussion of that," Orgeron said. "What's best for Myles, the doctors and them are talking to right now see what's the best for Myles. We're going to do what's the best for him, whether it's getting it fixed, getting it operated now or wait. I think we're still discussing that."
"It doesn't look like he's going to be back, unless some miraculous thing happens," Orgeron added on Wednesday.
LSU's game against Alabama this week was postponed after LSU experienced a COVID-19 outbreak among the team linked to a Halloween party, per Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated. Finley will likely be behind center if LSU plays next week in Fayetteville, Ark., against Arkansas.