Auburn's Etheridge out of hospital

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn strong safety Zac Etheridge has been released from the hospital two days after suffering a neck injury against Mississippi.

Coach Gene Chizik said Monday that Auburn's medical staff is confident that will make a complete recovery. Chizik did not release details of the nature of Etheridge's injury.

The junior is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Etheridge was hurt Saturday when he collided headfirst with teammate Antonio Coleman early in the game.

He was strapped to a backboard before being taken off the field and gave a thumbs-up on the way out.

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