LSU story James to Miss Remainder of Spring With Kidney Injury 04/21/02 BATON ROUGE -- LSU linebacker Bradie James will miss the remainder of spring drills after suffering a contused kidney in the Tigers' scrimmage on Saturday, LSU coach Nick Saban said on Sunday. James, a 2002 All-America candidate, suffered the injury making a routine tackles during the scrimmage. He spent Saturday and Sunday nights at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for observation. James is scheduled to be released from the hospital on Monday. James is expected to make a full recovery and will be ready to participate in LSU's summer conditioning program. James, a First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2001, ranked second on the squad with 113 tackles last season, which included three sacks and eight tackles for losses. The Tigers close out their spring practice this week with practices on Tuesday and Thursday followed by the annual LSU Spring Game at 1 p.m. in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. -------------------- Hopefully he quickly and fully recovers (with the latter being more important) and can be 100% for the season opener. LSU has a lot of talent, but one thing they cannot afford is to lose their key players to injuries or anything else. With Wilkerson and James out and Toefield probably still out, I would not have a lot confidence going into Blacksburg and coming out with a win.