Not only did the Auburn Tigers suffer their first defeat at the hands of the LSU Tigers 35-21 Saturday, but they have also likely lost wide receiver Jaylon Denson for the season.
“I won’t get into any specifics, but we lost Jaylon on that first drive, and it’s not good, we’ve probably lost him for the year,” Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee told Joel A. Erickson of AL.com. “That’s a big loss for us. He’s a guy that’s really been the leader for us, plays a lot of snaps, does a lot of things that maybe people don’t see.”
According to AuburnSports.com, the injury is a torn patellar tendon. After the injury, Denson was placed in an air cast and carted off the field.
Denson, a 6’3, 219 lb. junior, was a starter for Lashlee and new head coach Gus Malzahn’s Tigers. He is known as a fantastic blocker and had one catch for 12 yards last season. In 2013, he had three catches for 45 yards before the injury.
The Tigers will have a bye week before hosting the Ole Miss Rebels on October 5.