If Auburn is going to overcome the odds to reach .500 and qualify for a bowl game, the Tigers will have to do so without the services of one of their starting offensive linemen.

Sixth-year senior Austin Troxell suffered a knee injury during Auburn’s 39-33 overtime defeat at Mississippi State that will end his career with the Tigers, according to 247Sports.

This is the second starting offensive lineman Auburn has lost this season. Center Tate Johnson had elbow surgery after Week 4.

Troxell exited the loss during the third quarter and didn’t return. The 6-foot-7, 309-pound Troxell arrived at Auburn as a 4-star recruit. It’s been an injury-marred career at Auburn for Troxell. He’s dealt with knee injuries and missed all of the 2019 season due to surgery.

In 2020, Troxell became a fixture as the starting left tackle, where he remained for the next 2 seasons. After Killian Zierer took over at left tackle this preseason, Troxell slid over to right tackle where he’s made 8 starts. In total, Troxell has started 24 contests during his time at Auburn.

Next up for Auburn is a home contest on Saturday against Texas A&M (7:30 p.m. ET/SEC Network).