Gus Malzahn gives positive injury updates for 2 Auburn sophomore receivers

AUBURN, Ala. — Both Eli Stove and Nate Craig-Myers went down with leg injuries during Auburn football’s 49-10 rout of Mississippi State last weekend.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn sounded positive about both Stove and Craig-Myers’ statuses heading into the Tigers’ Week 6 matchup against Ole Miss (noon ET/11 a.m. CT on SEC Network).

On Tuesday morning, Malzahn said Stove, who limped off following a 30-yard run in the second half, will participate in practice. The sophomore from Niceville, Fla., favored his left leg as he left the field at the 10:51 mark in the third quarter and didn’t have another touch in the contest.

“Yeah, I think he got rolled up on that one tackle, that speed sweep that he almost broke,” Malzahn said Tuesday. “But he’ll practice today.”

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Stove has 10 catches for 145 receiving yards and seven carries for 99 rushing yards through the first five games of the season. He is tied with sophomore running back Kam Martin for third on the team in all-purpose yardage.

On Wednesday, during his time on the SEC coaches teleconference, Malzahn said Craig-Myers “will play” against Ole Miss. He suffered a right leg injury in the first half against Mississippi State and did not record a single catch.

Craig-Myers started the Mississippi State game for Auburn. He has 6 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown this season, already surpassing the marks he set in an injury-impacted freshman campaign in 2016.

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