The senior is considered ''day-to-day,'' according to a team spokesman.
Golden appeared on the field before the game wearing a gray shirt and black athletic shorts. He gave a hug to defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski while the rest of the position group participated in drills.
Golden entered the day ranked fifth nationally in both tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (4.0). Teammate Shane Ray led the country with 7.5 tackles for loss and ranked third in sacks (5.0).
Redshirt freshman Charles Harris started his first career game in place of Golden for the Tigers (3-0).