AUBURN, Ala. — Kamryn Pettway’s status remains unclear as Auburn’s matchup against long-time rival Georgia quickly approaches.
During his time on the weekly SEC teleconference, head coach Gus Malzahn said the Tiger’s top running back did not practice on Tuesday.
“He did not practice. We’ll see today,” Malzahn said on Wednesday afternoon. “He’s healing so we’ll see.”
Pettway was one of several Tigers who was dealing with an injury during Auburn’s 23-26 win over Vanderbilt.
“After last week’s game we were obviously beat up. This time of year that’s part of it,” Malzahn said. “You’ve got to find a way, just that next man up mentality. We’ve got to get guys healed up. The good thing is this is a rivalry game, it’s an important game. And a lot of times when you have those factors you heal a lot quicker, so hopefully we’ll be as healthy as we can when we get over there and get ready to play them.”
Malzahn said he wasn’t worried about getting other running backs prepared for the team’s trip to Athens. Sophomore running back Kerryon Johnson was the team’s leading rusher before suffering an ankle injury against Mississippi State.
Wide receiver Stanton Truitt was moved to running back full time prior to Auburn’s 56-3 win over Arkanasas a few weeks ago to add depth to the backfield.
“You know it’s not that hard this time of year (to get guys ready),” Malzahn said. “This time of year, when you’ve got as many reps and practice and game reps, it’s not a problem.”
Auburn and Georgia will kick off Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.