Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Savage injured

The Tigers’ secondary suffered a setback when cornerback Aairon Savage suffered an undisclosed injury during a summer workout.

Auburn released a statement late Tuesday afternoon confirming the injury, but offering no details.

“Aairon Savage did suffer an injury while working out, and at this time, the extent of the injury is still being evaluated by our medical staff,” the release said.

Savage spent most of the time this spring working back into shape from knee surgery. Coaches said he was limited throughout all contract drills.

The senior defensive back tore knee ligaments last August during one of the first fall practices. At the time he was considered a co-starter with Walt McFadden.

This year Savage was expected to play a serious role in the defense either at nickelback or as a safety.

Savage was a starter at safety in 2006, but missed time with various injuries that year as a sophomore.

On a positive note, the Tigers got another pledge at a position of need for the 2010 class.

Linebacker Jessel Curry made a verbal commitment to Auburn on Tuesday, just two days after concluding his unofficial visit to the Plains.

Curry, son of former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry, previously gave a verbal commitment to West Virginia. The Buford, Ga. product changed his mind before his visit to Auburn.

Curry told AuburnSports.com that he plans to graduate in December so he can participate in spring practice.

Rivals.com has not yet rated Curry. Scout.com rated him as a three-star fullback.

Three linebackers have now made verbal commitments to sign with the Tigers on the 2010 signing day.

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