Bo Nix releases statement after reports of injury requiring surgery
Bo Nix’s 2021 season appears to be coming to an end due to an apparent ankle injury suffered during Saturday’s loss against Mississippi State.
On Sunday, multiple reports stated that the injury was serious enough to require surgery on Monday. That means that TJ Finley will be the Tigers’ starting quarterback moving forward, starting Nov. 20 against South Carolina and then on Nov. 27 against Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
It’s a disappointing end to the year for Nix. On Sunday night, he posted a statement on social media essentially confirming the reports.
Bones break and things change, but God is always the same. One of my favorite verses is John 13:7, “Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I’m doing, but later you will understand”. The Lord’s timing is our schedule. The road to recovery begins tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Zl26hzPsLb
— Bo Nix (@BoNix10) November 15, 2021
In 10 games, Nix threw for 2,294 yards on 197-of-323 passes, a 61 percent completion rate. He recorded 11 touchdowns and threw just 3 interceptions. In Saturday’s loss to the Bulldogs, he was 27-of-41 for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns, with the 377 yards a career-high.
Auburn and South Carolina kick off at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 20.