Auburn confirms wide receiver Jaylon Denson is done for the year

Sep 7, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Jaylon Denson (89) gets tackled by Arkansas State Red Wolves defensive back Sterling Young (11) at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

There’s some unfortunate news coming out of Auburn today: Jaylon Denson, a starting wide receiver for the Tigers, is out for the rest of the season due to a tear in his patellar tendon. Denson suffered the injury against the LSU Tigers last weekend and had to be carted off the field. The 6-foot-3 junior had only three catches on the season but was known as an excellent blocker.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had this to say on Wednesday:

That’s a big blow for our offense. He was our most consistent guy. It’s going to have to be by committee from here on out. It’s good that we have an off week that we can start working some guys, and right now, we’re rotating a whole bunch of guys. After this week, we’ll kind of settle in on our plan moving forward (ESPN).

Denson plans to return next season, tweeting out that the “SEC has not seen the last of [him].” We wish Denson the best in his recovery.

The Auburn Tigers have a bye this week before taking on Ole Miss on October 5th.

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: Auburn Tigers, Jaylon Denson

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