Auburn Tigers wide receiver Jaylon Denson will miss the rest of season because of a knee injury he suffered last Saturday in a game against LSU. The news was confirmed Wednesday by head coach Gus Malzahn, according to ESPN.com.
The junior had tweeted that he tore his patellar tendon but the University has yet to confirm specifics. He underwent surgery on Tuesday and Malzahn called the setback a "big blow" to the team:
"That's a big blow for our offense. He was our most consistent guy. It's going to have to be by committee from here on out. It's good that we have an off week that we can start working some guys, and right now, we're rotating a whole bunch of guys. After this week, we'll kind of settle in on our plan moving forward."
A starter for the Tigers, Denson had three catches for 45 yards in Auburn's four games this season. The loss is expected to open up opportunities for Sammie Coates, Quan Bray, Marcus Davis, Ricardo Louis and freshman Tony Stevens.
The 3-1 Tigers play next on Oct. 5 in a home game against No. 21 Mississippi.