LSU's Banks out 5-6 weeks with spinal cord bruise

by Ricardo Gutierrez - LSU DB Sevyn Banks suffered a spinal cord bruise, but no structural damage, in Saturday's win against Auburn and will miss five to six weeks, said coach Brian Kelly on Monday.

LSU defensive back Sevyn Banks to miss 5-6 weeks after suffering spinal cord bruise in win against Auburn 2:02 PM ET Alex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. LSU defensive back Sevyn Banks , who was strapped to a stretcher and carted off the field during last Saturday's win at Auburn, suffered a spinal cord bruise, coach Brian Kelly told reporters on Monday. "Nothing else," Kelly said. "No structural issues." Kelly said it was a "scary situation" and thanked Auburn's medical staff for their support. Banks, a graduate transfer from Ohio State, was injured during the opening kickoff of the game and was quickly taken to the hospital. Kelly said Banks would be out 5-6 weeks. Editor's Picks Vols lose DB Burrell after season-ending surgery 13m Alex Scarborough Kelly said the recovery timeline is similar to that of fellow defensive back Major Burns , who suffered a neck injury last month. Burns will resume non-contact drills next week, Kelly said. Kelly also said that starting offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger , who missed the Auburn game with a broken hand, will be back at practice this week. Kelly also updated the status of quarterback Jayden Daniels , who got banged up against Auburn. "He felt good yesterday," Kelly said. "The exam was clean. ... He's now in a pretty good position where he feels 100%." LSU, which has won four straight games and cracked the Associated Press poll at No. 25 on Sunday, will host Tennessee on Saturday.