AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn starting tailback JaTarvious Whitlow sustained a knee injury in the Tigers’ loss to Florida.
Tigers coach Gus Malzahn says Whitlow had a procedure on Tuesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Whitlow has rushed for 544 yards and seven touchdowns for the 12th-ranked Tigers, the second-highest total in the Southeastern Conference.
Auburn has an open date this week after the 24-13 loss to No. 7 Florida.
Whitlow could return in time to play against No. 3 Georgia on Nov. 16.
His absence will likely lead to increased roles for Kam Martin and Shaun Shivers. Martin has run for 174 yards and Shivers has gained 144.
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