Chris Faulk Injury: Starting Left Tackle Sidelined For Year With Knee Injury, According To Report

The LSU Tigers received some bad news on Wednesday when head coach Les Miles said that left tackle Chris Faulk would be out for at least Saturday's game against the Washington Huskies with an undisclosed injury.

The news got a lot worse on Thursday when The New Orleans Times-Picayune, who verified through three independent sources, learned that Faulk suffered a major knee injury that will sideline him for the entire season. He faces an extensive rehab.

This is a huge blow for LSU as Faulk is a sure-fire first-round draft pick, according to New Orleans-based NFL Draft analysis Mike Detillier:

"I love him as an athlete and for his ability to move his feet," Detillier said. "He's a very good run blocker, but he really excels at protecting the quarterback and that's huge to the NFL. Quality left tackles in the NFL have become a scarce breed."

Detillier also is saying that Faulk is the best tackle in the SEC. The players who could replace Faulk are Josh Dworaczyk, starting left guard La'el Collins and starting right tackle Alex Hurst.

For more on the Tigers, be sure to head over to And The Valley Shook and join the discussion. Be sure to also check out our dedicated college football hub.

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