Auburn Loses Week of Practice After COVID Concerns

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By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Cooper Huskey

Auburn did not scrimmage on Saturday as originally scheduled. The Tigers were supposed to hold their second scrimmage of fall camp inside Jordan-Hare Stadium but that was put on hold due to a number of players being held out with COVID-19 concerns.

Auburn hasn’t held a practice since August 25th.

Coach Gus Malzhan told the media on Sunday night that the plan is to start practice on Tuesday, Sept. 1. From there, the Tigers will practice for two days, then take a rest day to test for the coronavirus.

“As far as this week’s schedule goes, we had meetings today which was very good. We ended up testing our guys again” said Malzhan. “We’re going to have 16 guys that will not be able to participate this week in practice. We’re adjusting as we go. It’s been challenging with the number of players out, and just adjusting you know, as we go.”

Auburn is scheduled to open their season against Kentucky on Sept. 26.

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