Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson misses entire week of practice before trip to No. 3 Clemson with injury

AUBURN, Ala. — It’s almost certain Auburn football will be without its No. 2 running back for its trip to defending national champion Clemson this weekend.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Thursday night in his weekly Tiger Talk radio show appearance Johnson hasn’t practiced all week with an injury he suffered in Week 1 against Georgia Southern. Auburn’s radio team reported Johnson’s injury as a “lower hamstring” one last Saturday.

“We’re hoping to get him back in the near future,” Malzahn said Thursday.

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Malzahn later said Thursday night that Johnson was the only injury concern heading into the Saturday night game at No. 3 Clemson. Earlier this week, Malzahn said he was “hopeful” that Johnson could return in time for the trip to Death Valley.

Last season, Johnson rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries against Clemson last season. He rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in less than a full half of work last Saturday against Georgia Southern. Johnson pulled up with an injury on a possible touchdown run in the second quarter.

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