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Kamryn Pettway Sidelined Again…

By on October 31st, 2017 in Football 10 Comments »
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There was excitement two weeks ago when Kamryn Pettway hit the field in stride against the Arkansas Razorbacks.  In one quarter of play, he ran for 90 yards and three touchdowns and looked like his old self….for a moment. Little was known, but KP walked away from the 52–20 blowout win with an injury.

Pettway suffered a shoulder fracture, and X-rays confirmed that it was extensive to the point that he is sidelined again for at least 3–4 weeks.  “We thought it would get better and it didn’t get any better,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.

So, Auburn will travel this week to Texas A&M minus one frustrated running back, not to mention frustrated fans.  Pettway will not need surgery, which means it is possible that he could go against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, but don’t hold your breath.  This injury will likely take quite a long time to heal properly.

Kam Martin and Malik Miller will be called on to fill in the gap behind Kerryon Johnson for the next few weeks. Can they hold up? I think so, and time will tell if they can handle the spotlight.

10 Comments

  1. AtkinsonTiger AtkinsonTiger says:

    Man … I was feeling good about our chances the rest of the way. But now …..

  2. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    Turned my computer on for the first time today and …..

    this is Not what I wanted to see.

  3. AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

    Sometimes the unexpected comes from an opportunity.

    No one expected KP to take off like he did with his opportunity last year when Kerryon Johnson went down. I’m not suggesting there’s another KP on the bench; but if given enough reps Malik Miller just might prove effective. At any rate it’s time for “The next man up.”

  4. jbellison56 says:

    Appreciate you ATM, I do and I wish I could be that positive right now. But looking at what Auburn is facing the rest of the season, this news scares the hell out of me.

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      No other way to look at it.

      Martin is more of a speedy open field type of guy while Miller has the bulk to carry the rock up the middle. Most of those type guys get better and stronger as the game goes on. He hasn't really had much of an opportunity to show that he can do that. Now's his chance and I'm pulling for him.

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..College football has always been, and still is, “next man up.” Here’s hoping the young guys mess A&M up!

  6. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Martin and Miller have performed well in the limited amount of playing time they’ve had. Just my opinion but I think Miller can be every bit as good as Pettway, maybe even better.

  7. sparkey sparkey says:

    I am still not buying Martin and Miller as being given the necessary carries for them to make a real impact in the football game. We need a new and completely different Strength and Conditioning Coach. I am so sick of Auburn having so many injuries.

    • wpleagle wpleagle says:

      I don’t see how a broken shoulder blade can be blamed on a strength coach! That’s most likely the result of how KP landed after being tackled. Purely the luck of the draw, so to speak.

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