LSU fifth-year safety Greg Brooks has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery last week to remove the mass.
Brooks’ family released a statement Wednesday through his social media platforms.
“Greg Jr. was diagnosed last week with a large brain tumor that required emergency surgery. Doctors successfully performed the procedure Friday to remove the mass, and we are waiting biopsy results.
We are grateful for the work and care of the medical staff helping Greg through these challenges and for the concern and love poured out by so many in the Louisiana, Arkansas and national sports communities. This means the world to us at this difficult time.
Greg continues to fight, and we wait further clarity on the extent of that battle. His incredible strength of character gives us confidence, but we also know that he needs our support now more than ever. Please keep Greg and our family in your prayers. #PrayFor3″
The West Jefferson High alum began his collegiate career playing at Arkansas from 2019-21, where he recorded 112 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 12 pass breakups and four interceptions.
Brooks transferred to LSU for the 2022 season and started 12 games, recroding 66 tackles (34 solo), 3 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 5 pass breakups amd two interceptions.
He had played in the Tigers’ first two games of the season recording eight tacckles and two pass breakups before being held out of the Arkansas game.
Prior to LSU, Brooks Jr. racked up 112 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups and hauled in 4 interceptions at Arkansas.
LSU (2-1, 1-0) hosts Arkansas (2-1) on Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Pregame begins at 4 p.m. and kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and you can listen to all the action on ESPN 103.7 Lafayette and 104.1 Lake Charles.