Auburn OT Bailey Sharp made his first career start on Saturday against Kent State. Unfortunately, it’s going to be his last start for a while.

On Sunday, Gus Malzahn told reporters that Sharp has to undergo knee surgery and will miss six weeks, sidelining him for the start of AU’s SEC slate.

According to’s Tom Green, Sharp felt discomfort and noticed swelling in his knee when he woke up Sunday morning. Sharp made his Week 3 start stepping in for fellow injured OL Prince Tega Wanogho. Green notes that Brodarious Hamm is expected to take over the role as Auburn’s No. 6 offensive lineman in Sharp’s absence.

Sharp redshirted in 2015. Over the last three-plus seasons (2016-present), he has appeared in 20 games, including 12 games in 2018. He received a helmet sticker for his performance on Saturday.

The No. 8 Tigers face No. 17 Texas A&M in College Station on Saturday.