Who Will Be the Next Man Up After Boobee Whitlow Sidelined By Injury?
The SEC's leader in rushing touchdowns, Boobee Whitlow, had to have knee surgery Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports)
For the fourth consecutive year Auburn will be without its leading rusher during the second half of the season. Starting tailback Jatarvious “Boobee” Whitlow had to have surgery today on his left knee. The injury happened in Saturday’s game against Florida.
After being plagued by injuries last season Whitlow was on track to become a 1,000-yard rusher. The sophomore is second in the league with 544 yards and leads the SEC with seven rushing touchdowns. While there are several backs behind Boobee, this has to big a blow to the offense moving forward any way you cut it.
Coach Malzahn said Whitlow is an impact player but added, “The good thing is, for that, we do have a deep group at running back.” Potential replacements for the bell-cow back are Kam Martin, Malik Miller, Shaun Shivers, and freshmen D.J. Williams and Harold Joiner.
Early prognosis is that Boobee “may” be able to return for the Georgia or Alabama game. But for now it’s the next man up.