Archer expected to play Saturday at LSU

By Allen Moff | Staff writer Published:

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer

Kent State senior speedster Dri Archer is planning to give it a go Saturday night at LSU.

Golden Flashes head coach Paul Haynes said following Wednesday’s practice that Archer will return to action against the eighth-ranked Tigers, after missing last Saturday’s game against Bowling Green due to a left ankle injury suffered in the first quarter of the season opener against Liberty.

“Dri we’ll see out there (on Saturday), and we’ll see how long he goes,” said Haynes. “He’s gonna try to play. How much I don’t know, but I know that he wants to play and he’s gonna try to go.”

Archer injured the ankle on his second carry of the season against the Flames. He came back in for a third rush, then left for good after rushing three times for 10 yards.

While the ankle was not broken, Archer still experienced enough pain and discomfort throughout last week to keep him from taking part in drills heading into the BG game. He was then ruled out hours before kickoff.

Archer has practiced some with the team this week but “not a whole lot,” according to Haynes.

“We need him to do a little bit more (today), then we don’t do a whole lot on Friday and Saturday morning,” said Haynes. “Then we’ll get him out there Saturday night.”

 

For the complete story, see Thursday's edition of the Record-Courier.

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  • Allen, do you think his injury could be significant enough to warrant a medical red-shirt? Ankle injuries are tough to shake off, and he could be hampered by this all season, without significant rest.