Sources: LSU DT Smith out for year with ACL tear

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Star LSU defensive tackle Maason Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee Sunday against Florida State, sources told ESPN, confirming a Rivals.com report Monday.

Sources: Maason Smith to miss rest of LSU Tigers' season with torn ACL 7:58 PM ET ESPN Star LSU defensive tackle Maason Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the team's season-opening loss to Florida State on Sunday, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Smith underwent additional testing Monday on his knee, which he injured in the opening quarter while celebrating a stop on defense. Editor's Picks LSU falls in Kelly debut: 'Got some learning to do' 19h Alex Scarborough It's a significant loss for the 0-1 Tigers. A Freshman All-SEC selection a season ago, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Louisiana native was a top 100 prospect in the 2021 class and was expected to be a centerpiece of the Tigers' defense in 2022. Fellow sophomore Mekhi Wingo likely will replace him. Rivals.com first reported that Smith would miss the season with the ACL tear.