AUBURN, Ala. — LSU defensive back Sevyn Banks, who was carted off the field after being injured on the opening kickoff against Auburn on Saturday night, was “alert and mobile” after being taken to a local hospital to undergo a series of tests, the school announced.
Banks was cleared to return to Jordan-Hare Stadium “under the care of team doctors,” according to the Tigers.
Banks was strapped onto a stretcher and carted off the field after the entire team came onto the field in support. Auburn’s Wesley Steiner immediately signaled to the LSU sideline after the play with Banks lying on the ground.
No details were immediately available on the nature of his injury.
Banks was called for targeting on the play. LSU went on to win 21-17.
Banks is a graduate transfer who played in 36 games for Ohio State, starting 14 of them. Banks had played in only one game for LSU, making four tackles against New Mexico.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.