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Injury updates a mixed bag for Auburn as it starts prep for LSU

Michael Niziolek


Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp provided updates on the injured personnel on his side of the ball addressing the media Sunday night.

He said the outlook for defensive back Josh Holsey, “didn't look good.”

The senior injured his left knee four minutes into the Tigers 27-20 overtime win over Jacksonville St. He didn’t play the previous week with a knee injury, but the team declined to reveal the nature of the original injury.

Muschamp expects to have more details on Holsey after the team’s training staff has more time to examine MRI results.

“I think they're still going through those results as far as his MRI and those things are concerned,” Muschamp said. “Coach will certainly have more information (tomorrow).”

The first-year defensive coach said Justin Garrett strained his quad early in Saturday’s game, and struggled to get back on the field. Garrett tried stretching it out on the sidelines.

“He had it before,” Muschamp said. “He had a hard time getting it back, and getting it loose again after he strained it early in the game. We'll get Justin back.”

Muschamp listed Garrett along with safety Tray Matthews and defensive lineman Carl Lawson as game-time decisions for week three’s game against LSU.

“All day to day,” Muschamp said. “Game time decision on all of those guys. All those guys took part in parts of practice last week. We're expecting all of them to be able to go this week.”

Matthews injured his shoulder in a 31-24 win over Louisville while Lawson injured his hip. Lawson spent Saturday watching the game from the sidelines using crutches.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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