AUBURN, Ala. — D'haquille Williams left in the second quarter of Auburn's game against Texas A&M with a right knee injury and did not return.
The junior receiver's availability for the rest of the season may be up in the air as well.
With 13:18 remaining in the second period, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall tossed it in Williams' direction on an out route five yards past the line of scrimmage. As Williams attempted to haul the ball in at Auburn's 20-yard line, Texas A&M cornerback De'Vante Harris hit the junior college transfer low. Williams stayed down on the field following the collision, in noticeable pain. Members of Auburn's training staff and eventually coach Gus Malzahn crossed the field to check on Williams. He was finally able to limp off the field thanks to the help of two members of Auburn's training staff.
When Williams reached Auburn's sideline, the medical staff continued to look at him, with multiple teammates coming over to the training table to console him and offer words of encouragement. Williams headed into the locker room on crutches with approximately six minutes remaining in the first half.
At the time of his departure, Williams had one reception for 11 yards.
Afterward, Malzahn had little insight on how much time the receiver may miss.
“He couldn't play (in the second half) and that's about it. He was down on the sideline," the coach said. "I do not have any update at this time.”
Losing Williams for an extended period of time would be a massive blow to Auburn's receiving corps. The Louisiana native leads the team in every major receiving category, including receptions (38), yards (609), touchdowns (five) and yards per game (74.8)