Auburn DB T.J. Davis could return in autumn

Auburn Tigers cornerback T.J. Davis tore his ACL during spring drills, but could return to the team by October if the rest of his rehab goes smoothly. Brandon Marcello of AL.com reported the development.

“If we get him back by Week 3 or 4, that would be a blessing,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “That’s kind of our timetable for him.”

A former four-star recruit out of Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Davis has 10 tackles across two seasons with Auburn and was competing with Jonathan Jones for a starting job before suffering his knee injury. Last season, he primarily played as the team’s fourth cornerback. In May, as Marcello reported, Malzahn said that Davis was “ahead of schedule” in his rehab.

Considering how Auburn ranked 80th in the nation in passing defense last season and 117th the season before, having a healthy Davis on the field could potentially help the secondary continue to improve. Hopefully, he is able to return sooner rather than later.

Campus Sports will update Davis’ progress as more information becomes available.

Auburn opens the 2015 season against Louisville on September 5, in a game set to be played at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com