Whitaker out for year, to redshirt; Garrett week-to-week - WRBL

Whitaker out for year, to redshirt; Garrett week-to-week

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Auburn senior defensive tackle Jeff Whitaker will miss the season and redshirt, Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday.

Whitaker suffered a knee injury before the season and has not played this year, despite being listed as a starter to start the year.

"He's kind of been playing banged up the last year or so anyway and I just think it will be good for him to be healthy," Malzahn said. "That's our goal, to get him healthy for next year and have a chance to have his best season."

Whitaker will come back as a fifth-year senior in 2014.

Also, linebacker Justin Garrett will be held out of his fourth straight game Saturday when the Tigers host Western Carolina. Garrett, who didn't dress due to a "crack" in his right foot, will be week-to-week according to Malzahn.

Jonathan Huskey

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