LSU coach Orgeron says QB Etling has "minor" back procedure

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron observes the first half of the NCAA college football team's spring game, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron says quarterback Danny Etling has undergone a minor back procedure.

Orgeron says "everything came out all right" during Monday's procedure, which came two days after Etling played in LSU's annual spring game.

Etling, who'll be a senior next fall, struggled in the scrimmage, completing only 4 of 11 passes for 53 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the first half.

After Saturday night's scrimmage, Orgeron said the competition to start for the Tigers at quarterback was open.

Last fall, Etling became the starter in the third game of the season and passed for 2,123 yards and 11 touchdowns.

LSU went 8-4 last season, which ended with a 29-9 victory over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl.

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Updated April 24, 2017

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