Auburn's injuries continue to pile up

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The injuries continue to pile up for Auburn, especially on defense. Coach Tommy Tuberville said Sunday cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Neiko Thorpe and possibly some others will miss the Tennessee-Martin game.

Defensive tackle Mike Blanc was being examined Sunday to determine if he had a broken hand. Sen'Derrick Marks, Antonio Coleman, Michael Goggans and Tez Doolittle are also battling injuries on the line. Several linebackers and receiver Rod Smith are also hobbled. Tuberville said Smith is doubtful for the homecoming game.

A number of players aren't expected to practice until Wednesday. The Tigers have lost four consecutive games after a 17-7 defeat at Mississippi.

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