Brian Kelly addressed the status of three key players Monday as No. 15 LSU prepares for its regular season finale against Texas A&M.
Kelly said starting running back Logan Diggs "should be available" to play the Aggies after he missed the last two games with what Kelly has called an upper body injury. Diggs has been cleared to practice Tuesday.
Diggs, a junior, has rushed for 635 yards and six touchdowns on 113 carries in his first season since transferring from Notre Dame. He is the Tigers' second-leading rusher behind quarterback Jayden Daniels.
"We put him through a pretty good workout on Thursday," Kelly said. "We just felt like with the depth that we have at that position, we wanted him — he's a guy that initiates contact. He's a physical runner. We wanted him 100 percent for A&M."
Kelly said freshman linebacker Whit Weeks did not play last weekend against Georgia State because he "had an accident that left a nasty gash in his foot."
It was Kelly's decision not to put Weeks in the game, he said, because he did not want to affect the stitches. They were removed Sunday.
"I did not want to put him in a game where he pops two or three of those stitches and then we didn't have him for A&M," Kelly said. "We're going to need him this weekend."
Weeks has made 38 tackles, including three for loss. He moved into a backup role after senior Omar Speights returned from an injury Oct. 14 against Auburn. Weeks then only played special teams against Alabama before he missed the last two games.
"Those stitches are out," Kelly said. "Full go. Time to play."
Lastly, Kelly said senior safety André Sam has been cleared to practice after he left the Georgia State game early with an injury. Kelly said Sam "will be a go" against Texas A&M.