Oct. 31, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU center Ben Wilkerson will miss the remainder of the 2004 season with a ruptured tendon in his left knee.

Wilkerson was injured in the fourth quarter of LSU's 24-7 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. He was expected to have surgery to repair the patella tendon on Monday. Wilkerson, a senior, has started 41 games at LSU and is one of the top centers in the country.

Head coach Nick Saban also said Sunday that freshman wide receiver Xavier Carter will be sidelined at least four weeks with a broken collar bone.

Carter has caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

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