November 1, 2009

Etheridge suffers season-ending injury

A collision with a teammate against Ole Miss Saturday has ended the season for an Auburn safety.

Junior Zac Etheridge left the field on a stretcher after injuring his neck in a collision with defensive end Antonio Coleman as both were trying to tackle Rebel running back Rodney Scott.

Etheridge was taken to East Alabama Medical Center and later transported to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham Saturday evening.

"In talking to the medical people I think everybody's hopeful for a full recovery," Chizik said.

But Chizik was not sure if Etheridge would be able to play football again.

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