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Auburn wide receiver Stanton Truitt out of season, shoulder surgery set for Thursday

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn talks with Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze after Mississippi defeated Auburn 27-19 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn talks with Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze after Mississippi defeated Auburn 27-19 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) AP

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced wide receiver Stanton Truitt will miss the rest of the season Tuesday afternoon with a shoulder injury.

Truitt injured the shoulder in the first half of a 54-46 overtime loss to Arkansas. Malzahn said the redshirt freshman is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.

“It's been really tough on him,” Malzahn said. “He's battled a lot of injuries. He's a great kid. I definitely feel for him. He's a dynamic type player with his feet that it'll be tough on him not to have the rest of the year.”

Last year, Truitt injured the same shoulder in a game against LSU in week five, and missed the rest of the season.

While Truitt only had one catch for 13 yards this year, his playing time had increased following Duke Williams dismissal from the team.

Shortly after Malzahn's weekly press conference, Truitt tweeted out a thank you to Auburn fans for their support.

The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder was an early enrollee as a freshman coming out of Monroe Area High School in Atlanta. Truitt was one of the top receivers out of the class of 2014.

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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