Gus Malzahn updates Kerryon Johnson health status ahead of SEC Championship
Kerryon Johnson’s right shoulder is the most talked about injury situation entering Saturday’s SEC Championship Game.
The Auburn running back on Monday downplayed the injury that happened against Alabama at least in part while he was diving for a touchdown near a pylon. Then he appeared to re-injured it later in the game.
“It’s week whatever in a football season, I’m a running back,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “Guys are going to get banged up. It’s nothing more and nothing less.”
On Tuesday, coach Gus Malzahn said Johnson’s health has improved from Monday.
Johnson has rushed for 1,276 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, and leads the SEC with 127.6 yards per game despite missing games early in the season because of a hamstring injury. He has 187 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Johnson threw for a touchdown during the Alabama win.
Gus Malzahn says Kerryon Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day.
"He was better yesterday than he was the day before."
— Greg Ostendorf (@greg_ostendorf) November 28, 2017