AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn receiver Tony Stevens likely won't be a participant when the team takes the field for Saturday's A-Day game. That's according to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, who updated the status of the rising junior receiver following Tuesday's practice.
During the open viewing portion of Tuesday's session, Stevens was seen on a scooter with a protective boot on his left leg. While Malzahn wouldn't lend any insight on how the injury occurred, he said it didn't help Stevens' chances of playing this weekend.
"He got banged up, too. Wasn't able to practice today," Malzahn said. "I would say he’s probably doubtful for Saturday."
After two years on the Plains, Stevens is still waiting to have a breakout campaign. In the past two seasons, he's appeared in 17 games, making six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown.
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Despite this recent injury being a setback, Malzahn emphasized it shouldn't be a lingering issue.
"It's nothing that will be too serious," he said.
And while missing the A-Day game would rob Stevens of a chance to impress fans and the coaching staff, fellow receiver Melvin Ray was confident the Tigers were making the right decision.
"Tony, he’ll be back. At the end of the day, it’s spring ball," Ray said. "We don’t want to take any chances with what’s going on. I don’t know how long he’ll be out, but he’ll be fine."