Auburn wide receivers Eli Stove, Will Hastings cleared to return to practice in full capacity
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn shared good news regarding a pair of wide receivers on Tuesday.
Eli Stove and Will Hastings, who both sustained torn ACLs during the spring, have been cleared to return to practice in a full capacity, Malzahn announced while meeting with the media.
Stove and Hastings both underwent surgery and have participated in practice in a limited capacity since the start of fall camp. Now, the duo is ready to take the next step.
Malzahn said that while Stove and Hastings will participate in drills, neither will be getting tackled. And it may still be a bit before either gets close to playing in games.
“Until they’re 100 percent for sure and I’m 100 percent for sure, they won’t be on the field,” Malzahn told the media, including AL.com’s Tom Green.
Stove, a junior, had 446 receiving yards and three touchdowns over his first two seasons. Hastings, a senior, had 623 receiving yards and five touchdowns over his first three seasons.
After notching a 21-16 win over Washington in the season opener, Auburn, without Stove and Hastings, hosts Alabama State this Saturday. The game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium.