Auburn put forth a dominant performance against Louisiana Tech this Saturday, winning 45-17, but not without a cost. Two of Auburn's linebackers are "kind of day-to-day" according to defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson after suffering injuries during the win, and their status is questionable heading into the LSU game Saturday night.
According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, middle linebacker Cassanova McKinzy suffered a mild concussion after being kicked in the chin and weakside backer Kris Frost went down with a leg injury after being landed on by a La. Tech player — although Johnson noted that he was "moving around a bit" on Sunday.
McKinzy must go through concussion protocol in order to be cleared to play this week, so his status is still very much in the air for Saturday night.
Johnson was not pleased with how Louisiana Tech played, and made sure to make note of that to the Ledger-Enquirer.
"(Louisiana Tech) did a lot of cut blocking and most of it was legal, but there were a few that were not seen and not called," Johnson said. "It was a lot of that, a lot of ankles and stuff. (We're) just banged up. We need these 48 hours for sure."
Hopefully neither injury is too severe and Auburn will be at full strength when LSU comes to town on Saturday night, because they will need a healthy linebacking corps to defend the LSU rushing attack.
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