It was a scary moment for Auburn fans when Kerryon Johnson went down on Saturday, and unfortunately there is not good news yet for the star running back.
In Auburn’s 26-14 win over Alabama last Saturday, Johnson injured his shoulder scoring a touchdown from the 1-yard line.
Johnson will remain day to day as he recovers and could be a game-time decision for the SEC title game on Saturday, according to head coach Gus Malzahn. Johnson sat out practice on Monday but has been able to do “some things” during practice this week.
However, Malzahn is confident Johnson will do everything he can to be able to play in the SEC Championship Game as No. 2 Auburn faces No. 6 Georgia.
“He’s not just a veteran guy, he’s one of the better players in college football right now,” Malzahn said Thursday on his weekly radio show, per ESPN.com. “He’s a great competitor. … This is a big game, and he’ll do whatever he can [to play].”
In Auburn’s earlier meeting with Georgia this year, Johnson had 233 yards and a touchdown to help Auburn win, 40-17.