Auburn's leading rusher will be out at least a month.
Late in Auburn’s 24-13 loss at Florida, Tigers' starting running back Boobee Whitlow left the game. Head Coach Gus Malzahn has now said Whitlow will be out 4-6 weeks after having knee surgery.
Through the first six games Whitlow was Auburn’s led the team with 544 yards and seven touchdowns. Whitlow was second in the conference in rushing yards, just behind Mississippi State back Kylin Hill.
Freshman D. J. Williams and senior Kam Martin are expected to shoulder the ‘bellcow’ role filled by Whitlow, with Shaun Shivers, Harold Joiner and Malik Miller also getting carries.
If Whitlow were to return after four weeks he would be back around the time the Auburn hosts Georgia on Nov. 16.
The Tigers have a bye week this week and then travel to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas Oct. 19.
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