Wounded Tiger Eager to Play This Week

A report on Auburn safety Eric Brock is featured as Auburn continues preparations for Saturday's SEC football game vs. the Georgia Bulldogs.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn's second leading tackler says he hopes to bounce back quickly from an ankle sprain suffered in his team's victory over Arkansas State.

Junior safety Eric Brock notes that he was injured on the first defensive play of the game for his team in Auburn's 27-0 victory over the Indians last Saturday. Brock says that he and several teammates were making a gang tackle when he suffered the injury.

"It is feeling a lot better than it did on Saturday," he says. "It didn't have a lot of swelling, which is a good thing. They (the trainers) did a good job as soon as I did it of getting treatment on it immediately so Arnold (head trainer Arnold Gamber) and them have taken control of that. It is looking pretty good right now."

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Will Muschamp says there is a strong chance that Brock will not be ready in time to play on Saturday as the Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs. However, Brock says that he "definitely" has plans to be ready for action this week.

"I am in treatment maybe three or four times a day right now," he says. "I am definitely looking forward to playing Saturday. It is a big game for us and for the fans."

Eric Brock has been a regular in the starting lineup this season and has made big plays in victories over Top 10 teams LSU and Florida.

Brock has 45 tackles, which is three off Will Herring's team lead. Brock has a pair of interceptions and has deflected six passes.

"It wasn't a high ankle sprain so that is good news for me," the junior says. "It is just a real bad sprain."

Auburn and Georgia will meet at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. The game will kick off at 11:30 a.m. to accommodate regional television coverage on LFS.

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