Leg injury deciding factor on Dorsey's decision to stay

LSU junior defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, considered by some a potential high first-round draft choice, said Sunday night he will return for a senior season.

"I have a few injuries that I believe would have hindered me in the draft," said Dorsey, 6-foot-2, 299 pounds. "I have a leg injury that I really want to get healed up."

Dorsey said he played through the injury at the Sugar Bowl and that it will not require surgery. Dorsey said he did not know if the injury would be healed in time for the start of LSU's spring practice.

"I'm coming back so we have a chance to win the SEC and maybe even a national championship," Dorsey said. "I feel I'm going to come back strong and be as high or higher a draft prospect next season."

Dorsey had 54 tackles, including 8.5 for loss and three sacks this season.

Joe Schad is ESPN TV's national college football reporter.