Auburn's injured Carl Lawson makes the play two years ago, and could return before the end of this season
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. ― Auburn impact defender Carl Lawson hasn't dressed out since suffering a hip injury in the season-opener, but he could play again before the year is done.
Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said Wednesday that Lawson is "on schedule to come back," though not for Saturday's game at Arkansas.
"They've had him on the field, not practicing at all, but running and doing a lot of things with our staff," Muschamp said. "We'll continue to move forward with his situation."
Muschamp said Lawson met with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.
Muschamp said "they haven't told me" when Lawson may return, "but we certainly expect him to be back, unless we have some sort of setback. That's why I don't want to come out and say a date and then 'well, what happened?' I think we're dealing with a situation that will be resolved soon."
Lawson can't play yet, but that didn't stop Auburn from sending him to Lexington for Auburn's last game.
Muschamp said his pass rushers brings "leadership and experience" to Auburn's sidelines.
"A guy that where the guys can come over and talk to him about what they’re seeing," Muschamp said. "He’s a really good football player, but his intangible qualities go very far for our football team."
Muschamp said defensive back T.J. Davis is still trying to come back from offseason knee surgery.
"It's seven months now, it’s still very early in the stage," Muschamp said. "Each practices he’s going through all our stuff, and when we go through good on good against the offense, he’s been involved on all that. He continues to build confidence."
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine