BATON ROUGE — LSU's medical staff appears to be having a great season.
For the second straight week, starting tailback Derrius Guice was ruled out of the next game on Monday, then was upgraded later in the week.
On Monday, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Derrius Guice would not play Saturday when the No. 22 Tigers (3-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) host Troy (3-1, 0-1 Sun Belt) at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU because of an injury that slowed him last week. Then last Thursday, Guice convinced trainers he was fine.
Guice started Saturday in the 35-26 win over Syracuse, but he did not look like himself. He gained just 14 yards on eight carries and sat out the second half.
"Derrius is out," Orgeron said this past Monday. "I don't know if he's going to practice this week."
On Wednesday, Orgeron upgraded Guice to "questionable" on the SEC teleconference, which means he could play against Troy.
Orgeron also ruled out starting defensive end Rashard Lawrence on Monday because of his ankle injury that was aggravated in the Syracuse game.
"He will not play this week," he said Monday.
Orgeron also upgraded Lawrence to questionable on Wednesday.