Tape It Up: Auburn: Ecstacy Erased By Agony

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Auburn: Ecstacy Erased By Agony

Auburn pulled off a huge upset win (again) over Florida on Saturday, but the Tigers' celebrations were cruelly cut short by injury news. Defensive end Quentin Groves, who was on every defensive award's preseason watch list coming into his senior year, disloacted three toes in his right foot during the victory and running back Tristan Davis brook a bone in his foot, taking both players out until further notice.

Groves went to Birmingham on Monday morning to have tests and X-rays done on the injured foot after the toes were popped back into place. Early indications showed no fractures in the foot, and if X-rays confirm that diagnosis, Groves will be back at practice as soon as he can put weight on his toes. The Tigers will certainly need their defensive powerhouse if they plan to continue their SEC turnaround - in five games, Groves has 22 tackles, including a team-best six for a loss and two sacks. He also has a forced fumble and an eye-popping 18 quarterback hurries to his name.

Davis was scheduled for surgery on Monday to insert a pin into the broken foot. The junior missed the season's opening four weeks with a broken toe (which was stepped on by a teammate) and saw very little time on Saturday before suffering the injury. The broken bone is on the same foot as the original injury, but head coach Tommy Tuberville said that the two injuries are not related. This season, Davis has returned two kickoffs for 38 yards.

"We've had the freakiest stuff happen this year, and this just adds to our list," Tuberville said.

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