Thursday, August 20, 2009

Report: Hawthorne to miss four games

ESPN's Chris Low is in town providing information for his always comprehensive SEC blog.

Of particular interest, Low reported that Auburn expects WR Tim Hawthorne to miss the first four games.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik has rarely talked injuries to the media. The assistant coaches have largely followed suit.

Hawthorne injured his leg over the summer and coaches have acknowledged that he is out. They had not previously given a timetable.

The junior receiver turned in an impressive spring. WR coach Trooper Taylor thought Hawthorne was a serious candidate for a breakout season.

Low also reported that S Aairon Savage is, in fact, out for the year -- a point Chizik had yet to yield -- and that S Mike McNeil is likely to miss half the season.

It's not news that any of the three are injured. The lengths of the injuries, however, had not been revealed.

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