AUBURN, Alabama — One of Auburn’s top cornerbacks was close to returning to the field this spring.
Senior cornerback Josh Holsey tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Jacksonville State on Sept. 12, but was not cleared to participate in drills during spring practices.
That will not be the case when voluntary workouts begin this summer, according to a funny tweet from the senior.
Just in case y'all wanted to know where that knee brace will be for summer and fall………. pic.twitter.com/HZWdHtMqaE
— Josh Holsey (@HeyItsJholsey) May 16, 2016
“He was really close where he could run 40s the day we did (April 28),” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said last week. “We decided not to, but I’m really hoping for Josh. That’s a story that he’s had two ACL injuries and I’m really hoping for him he comes back healthy because he can really help us.”
Holsey tore an ACL the Thursday before Auburn traveled to Texas A&M in 2013 and missed the remainder of the season.
He is viewed as one of the more versatile defensive backs on the roster, capable of playing cornerback, safety and nickel. He has 88 tackles, nine pass breakups and one interception in 31 appearances during his career.
“We’ll get him in the best position where he’s comfortable to help us win football games whether it’s inside or outside, but we don’t want to be premature with that decision until he gets out there and I can lay eyes on him,” secondary coach Wes McGriff said in March.