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Auburn cornerback Javaris Davis

Auburn DB Javaris Davis leaves Mercer game with injury

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn ran into its locker room on Saturday afternoon eager to put a sloppy first half of football behind, but there was more bad news at the start of the second half.

Sophomore defensive back Javaris Davis was missing when Auburn reemerged after halftime.

SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk, reporting on the field, said Davis was carted to the Auburn Athletics Complex at the half.

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Davis recorded three tackles in the first half and added a tackle for loss. Auburn held Mercer to just three points in the first half, but only tallied 10 points after a trio of fumbles.

After the game, fellow Auburn starting cornerback Carlton Davis said the younger Davis “will be fine” and praised sophomore Jamel Dean for stepping in for him after halftime.

“He just tweaked something,” Davis said. “Dean is one of our top corners. He’s also in our rotations, so there’s no fall off when Dean comes in the game. We’re totally confident in his ability.”