Sunday Injury Update

Tommy Tuberville gives and injury update following Auburn's come-from-behind win over Kansas State.

Auburn, Ala.--Following Auburn's 23-13 victory over Kansas State on Saturday, the injury status looks "pretty good" according to head coach Tommy Tuberville.

"We lost some guys for the second half last night but I don't think that there is anybody that doesn't have a chance to get back," he said on Sunday. "We'll have to wait and see after tomorrow. The one that is probably the most serious is Wesley Byrum. He turned his ankle covering a kick. Other than that there are lot of after-game aches and pains. The training room is full of folks, which we figured it would be."

Byrum continued to handle field goals and extra points, but Morgan Hull and Zach Kutch kicked off for Auburn after Byrum's injury.

Linebacker Tray Blackmon injured his ankle on an interception return on the final play of the first half and did not return. Aairon Savage also missed the second half with an ankle injury and walked off the field after the game wearing a walking boot. Jonathan Wilhite, who played with an injured hamstring last season, was again bothered by a hamstring against the Wildcats. Chris Evans, Eric Brock and Zach Gilbert played well in reserve roles for the Tigers.

"I spent just a few minutes with (team trainer) Arnold Gamber and they've all been in," Tuberville said of Blackmon, Savage and Wilhite. "It doesn't look like anything that will keep them out this week. They're all getting treatment and it's more than just them. We've probably got two to three dozen guys down there getting treated. After you play a physical game like that you're going to have that. Kansas State probably has the same thing.

"I was very pleased with our backups and how they filled in," he added.

Quarterback Brandon Cox suffered a bruised right non-throwing shoulder and had his right thumbnail dinged up, and he said immediately following the game, "I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I know I'm going to be sore."

Auburn usually practices on Sunday and takes off Monday, but the team will switch the two days this week and practice at 3 p.m. on Monday. The Tigers play South Florida at home on Saturday at 8 p.m.


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