Tuberville: Auburn's Lester appears to be OK

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said tailback Brad Lester appears to be OK.

Lester was flipped over and landed on his head and shoulder at the end of a running play Saturday night in the 10th-ranked Tigers' win over Mississippi State. He was strapped onto a gurney and carted off the field as a precaution but an Auburn spokesman said Lester sustained a sprained neck.

Tuberville said an MRI Sunday was negative, but Auburn will have a neurosurgeon check Lester out in Birmingham.

He wasn't sure when he would return to practice. Lester's status for Saturday's game against No. 6 LSU is unclear.

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