Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn shared some news Tigers fans have been waiting to hear for awhile. Malzahn says sophomore wide receiver Anthony Schwartz will no longer need to wear a big cast on his broken hand.

“He’s ready to go,” Malzahn said Thursday night.

As a freshman last year, Schwartz posted 22 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns while also recording 211 rushing yards and five more scores on the ground. Schwartz was a big-play machine, averaging 7.8 yards per rush and 16.2 yards per reception.

But his broken hand has limited his production through the first three weeks of the 2019 regular season. Schwartz has only one catch for 13 yards. He didn’t touch the ball at all during the first two games of the year.

Auburn has been fine without him, as the Tigers are off to a 3-0 start, but they could use another weapon in their passing game to help young quarterback Bo Nix.