LSU safety Brooks has brain tumor eliminated

  • Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff WriterSep 20, 2023, 09:30 AM ET


    • Covers the SEC.Joined ESPN
    • in 2012.
    • Graduate of Auburn University.LSU starting safety Greg Brooks was diagnosed recently with a brain growth and underwent surgery Friday to remove the mass.Brooks ‘family launched a statement Wednesday updating his status, which

      was verified by an LSU official.The previous Arkansas transfer and fifth-year senior missed last weekend’s win at Mississippi State for undisclosed reasons. Coach Brian Kelly had actually called it a”medical emergency “on Monday however stated he did not wish to explain out of regard for the Brooks family. Kelly stated he did not have a timeline for Brooks ‘return.According to the declaration, the surgery to eliminate the “big brain tumor”succeeded and the family is awaiting results of a biopsy.

      “We are grateful for the work and care of the medical personnel helping Greg through these obstacles and for the concern and love poured out by so many in the Louisiana, Arkansas and national sports neighborhoods,”the household said.”This suggests the world to us at this difficult time.” Greg continues to fight, and we wait for further clarity on the degree of that fight. “A Louisiana native who went to West Jefferson High School, Brooks

      transferred to LSU prior to last season. He started all 14 games in 2022 and was 5th on the team in takes on with 66.

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