AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn's secondary took a hit just before the team broke for spring break. Coach Gus Malzahn revealed Tuesday that rising fourth-year junior T.J. Davis injured his knee at a practice earlier this month.
According to Malzahn, there's no timetable for when Davis will return.
"He had surgery before we left so that’s a tough blow. We’re hoping to get him back during the season," the coach said. "He tore his ACL, so we’ll see where that is. He’s determined to come back. We’ll see what happens."
Prior to the injury, Malzahn said Davis had been making progress in his hopes of expanding his role in the secondary. Though he's appeared in 25 games the past two seasons, Davis has never made a start. For his career, Davis has recorded 10 tackles (0.5 for loss) and one pass defensed.
Now, the Tigers can only wait as his rehab begins in earnest.
"It’s very unfortunate. He was making some progress at defensive back and he was one of our better special team players, too," Malzahn said. "He’ll do everything he can to get back."