AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football will definitely be without a key offensive lineman this weekend against Arkansas, but it will try to bring another one back from injury.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday morning senior Casey Dunn, who has started the last two games for the Tigers at center, will miss the Arkansas game (7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network) with injury.
Dunn left Auburn’s 27-23 loss to LSU in the first half with an injury but returned in the game. He left in the fourth quarter and did not return after aggravating the injury, the extent of which has been undisclosed.
“Casey Dunn, he will be out this week,” Malzahn said Tuesday. “He will not play.”
Sophomore left guard Mike Horton, who missed his first game of the season Saturday with an ankle injury, will attempt to make a return this week.
“Mike Horton, we’ll see where he’s at practicing today,” Malzahn said. “See how close he is.”
Dunn, a former two-time FCS All-American at Jacksonville State, came into the starting lineup after Austin Golson moved to right tackle in place of the injured Darius James. Golson later flipped to left tackle after James’ return, then left guard after Horton’s injury.
Malzahn said Tuesday if Dunn and Horton are both unavailable against Arkansas, Golson will most likely start at center and sophomore Marquel Harrell will start at left guard.