Austin Troxell can't catch a break.
The backup offensive tackle underwent surgery for a torn ACL this week and is expected to miss all of the 2019 season, a school spokesperson has confirmed to The Plainsman. Brandon Marcello of 247Sports was the first to report the news.
The injury is the third torn anterior cruciate ligament of Troxell's football career after he suffered two such injuries in high school at Madison Academy.
Troxell, a redshirt sophomore, was expected to fill in as Auburn's starting right tackle in 2020 after incumbent starter Jack Driscoll graduates. The former four-star prospect played in all 13 games last season, filling in respectably for Driscoll on a few occasions when the starter was injured. Troxell also played some at guard with the backups.
Troxell initially suffered the injury at this year's A-Day spring game April 13, a source close to the situation told The Plainsman. He went down in the first half grabbing his leg. He was helped to the locker room and returned to the sideline in the second half wearing street clothes.
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