Report: Former Auburn WR Eli Stove waived after not passing physical due to significant injury
Former Auburn wide receiver Eli Stove has suffered a major setback as a professional football player.
AL.com’s Matt Zenitz is reporting, per sources, that Stove learned today he has a torn ACL. The report states that Stove has undergone surgery but has been waived by the Los Angeles Chargers. Stove had signed with the club as an undrafted free agent last month.
Stove also dealt with an ACL injury in 2018 and was limited to playing in just three games. In his five-season career at Auburn, he played in 52 games, logging 136 catches for 1,186 catches and 6 touchdowns as well as 55 carries for 554 yards and 4 TDs.
Unfortunate news for one of Auburn’s NFL rookies:
Eli Stove found out today that he has a torn ACL and underwent surgery, per sources. Had been set to join the Chargers as an undrafted free agent but was waived after not passing the physical.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) June 2, 2021