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Kwon Alexander injury: LSU linebacker could be done for the year

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

LSU freshman linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a broken ankle in his team's loss to the Florida Gators on Saturday and is expected to miss the rest of 2012, according to a report. Alexander suffered the injury during the third quarter and had to be helped off the field by medical staff. He finished the game with two tackles and a fumble recovery.

Alexander has played in all six games for the Tigers this season and started two games at strong-side linebacker, including the game against the Gators. He has made 11 tackles this year, including one for a loss. He has also recovered two fumbles.

This is not the first major injury setback for Alexander, who was one of the top linebacker prospects in the class of 2012 -- he missed the majority of his senior season in high school because of a knee injury. As a high school junior, he recorded 144 tackles.

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