Injury report: Who’s in, who’s out for Auburn against No. 6 Washington

Auburn has been fortunate this fall to not suffer any serious injuries. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
Auburn has been fortunate this fall to not suffer any serious injuries. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /

It looks like the Auburn injury report will be pretty bare when the No. 9 Tigers meet No. 6 Washington on Saturday in Atlanta.

Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn spoke with the media for the last time before the first game of the season on the SEC weekly teleconference Wednesday.

The biggest news to come out of it — and it really wasn’t anything new from Tuesday’s session with the media — is that cornerback Jamel Dean is expected to play despite having a finger issue last week.

While Auburn and doesn’t release an official injury report, here’s what we’ve pieced together from coach comments and other reports for Game 1 against Washington (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC):

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Expected to play

CB Jamel Dean: Malzahn said Tuesday that Dean “had a finger issue last week” but that he should be fine for the game against the Huskies. He touched on Dean’s status again Wednesday.


C Nick Brahms: The redshirt freshman broke his leg in the spring and has been working his way back to full health since. On Tuesday, Malzahn said that it looked like Brahms “an do it all right now” and that he’d know by the end of the week if the lineman would be available. It sounds like he will be, if he’s needed. So we’re placing him in the probable category, but that doesn’t mean he’ll play if starting center Kaleb Kim gets the job done.


DL Daquan Newkirk: He tore his Achilles just before spring practice and just got back into the mix late this fall. He’s working his way toward being able to take the field, but it seems unlikely that he’ll be available against Washington and with Auburn’s depth, there’s no need to rush him.

RB Malik Miller: Auburn’s big back has been slowed this fall by an undisclosed injury. He was banged up in the spring game, too. With the depth at running back, the Tigers don’t need to rush him back before he’s ready.


QB Joey Gatewood: Malzahn revealed that the freshman quarterback has a thumb injury and won’t be available this week. He’s listed as the No. 3 quarterback, so it was unlikely he’d play.

LB Richard McBryde: Malzahn said a neck injury will keep McBryde out the entire season.

WR Eli Stove: The speed sweep specialist tore his ACL and has been on the injury report for some time. He has been working hard to return to the field. While a date hasn’t been set for his return, he’s ahead of schedule and coaches think it’s possible he could be ready to play by midseason.

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WR Will Hastings: Pretty much the same as Stove. Hastings is making a fast recovery and it also looks like he could return from the ACL injury sometime around midseason.