LSU defensive lineman Maason Smith is expected to miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a torn ACL he suffered during the Tigers' season-opening 24-23 loss to Florida State Sunday night, according to multiple reports. Smith, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound defensive lineman from Terrebonne High School in Houma, Louisiana, injured his knee while celebrating a stop during the first defensive drive of the game and did not return.
Facing a second-and-7 from the 26-yard line, LSU defensive back Major Burns made a stop on Seminoles running back Lawrance Toafili. When Smith jumped to celebrate the play, his knee immediately buckled and he went down to the turf. Smith spent about five minutes in the injury tent before leaving the field under his own power.