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Monday, October 18, 2010

Report: Aairon Savage's dad says son will miss six weeks, could return by end of season

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was vague about the severity of safety Aairon Savage's leg injury. Savage's father was less so.

Savage's dad, Alphonso, told the Albany Herald that Savage broke a bone in his right ankle in Auburn's 65-43 win against Arkansas on Saturday and could return after six weeks.

Savage, who was scheduled to undergo surgery today, missed two entire seasons with ACL and Achilles' injuries, getting an NCAA waiver for a sixth-year of eligibility. Alphonso called this the least severe of his son's injuries.

“Hopefully, he’ll be back for Alabama, but definitely for (Auburn’s) bowl game, as long as everything goes OK,” he told The Herald. “It’s broken, and he’s in a lot of pain. But it’s not career-ending. It’s not even season-ending. We’re just glad it wasn’t his knee.”

Savage is Auburn's third-leading tackler this season with 37 stops. He started all seven of the Tigers' games.

Junior Mike McNeil is expected to start in his place alongside Zac Etheridge.

6 comments:

scottie burns said...

so glad he'll have another chance to strap on the pads. dude has earned it. WDE #2.

JoeinFP said...

GREAT YOUNG MAN WITH A LOT OF HERT.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Aaron was not hurt too bad. Get better soon brother.

postermom said...

Even if he can't play a whole game, we've got to get him back on the field. We're praying for you Aairon!

Anonymous said...

This is great news! This kid deserves to end his AU career on the field playing, not sidelined with another injury.

WDE Aaron!

stan said...

He is a fine Auburn man.