BATON ROUGE – An ambulance was on the LSU football practice field last Friday.
That does not happen often, and it shook the team as true freshman starting left tackle Will Campbell of Monroe, La., was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital after collapsing and remained there four days undergoing a myriad of tests.
Campbell was released on Monday and is scheduled for more tests Tuesday, a source close to Campbell told OutKick on Tuesday morning.
“Good news on Will Campbell,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said at his press conference on Monday. “He had a major test this morning that he passed. “We’ve got one more hurdle. We think, if we pass that, which we’re confident, we’ll see what happens.”
Kelly was referencing Tuesday’s tests as the next hurdle.
“Things are trending in a real positive way,” Kelly said.
Kelly was visibly more shaken Saturday afternoon about Campbell when he discussed his absence from the Tennessee game, which the Tigers lost, 40-13, at Tiger Stadium.
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“Will in our walk-through had an episode (on Friday),” Kelly said Saturday. “And we really didn’t know what it was. He’s had a battery of tests. They’ve ruled out virtually any life threatening, serious medical situations. He’s still going to have a couple more tests done.”
There were reports that he was dehydrated, but it is likely more than that.
“I was told that some of it may be to do with some dehydration,” he said. “I don’t know that’s the only thing. But certainly that affected our team (at the time), you know. The young man went down during a walk through, and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) is called. The ambulance is on your field.”
Walk-through practices involve just that – players walking through assignments in light gear in preparation for a game the day before a game.
“Our thoughts are with him,” Kelly said. “He posted on Instagram. He seemed to be doing pretty good there.”
Will Campbell Was A Top Signee In 2022 Class
Campbell, who is 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, was one of the jewels of LSU’s 2022 signing class. He was the No. 6 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 54 prospect overall out of Neville High in Monroe. He enrolled at LSU early in January and quickly won the starting job during spring drills. He started the Tigers’ first five games this season.
LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC) plays at Florida (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at 7 p.m. on ESPN.