AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn quarterback Tyler Queen will miss the remainder of spring practices with an injured shoulder.
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee made the announcement Thursday, a mere 48 hours before the Tigers’ annual A-Day scrimmage inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. Queen, who was coming off elbow surgery last season, was seen as being on the outside of the three-man battle at quarterback (Jeremy Johnson, Sean White and newcomer John Franklin III).
“He had been on a pitch count anyway, which is good that we never had to pull back or miss a day of practice, so I think from a structural standpoint his old injury was good,” Lashlee said. “I don’t think we’ve had any setbacks there.”
Queen injured the AC joint in his right shoulder and has been utilizing a sling to support the injury. He will miss the scrimmage Saturday and Auburn’s final practice of the spring Tuesday.
Lashlee doesn’t expect Queen will need surgery to repair the injured shoulder. As far as Queen’s progress before the injury, it was hard to determine as coaches and doctors had limited him to 50 throws per day as he continued to rehabilitate from elbow surgery.
“I think he was getting better as spring went on,” Lashlee said. “He wasn’t where he wanted to be but he was getting better. It’s a run of bad luck for him. It’s a different injury and it’s hopefully not near as severe. I know he was disappointed. He was excited to play last Saturday and hopefully this Saturday and show he was improving.”