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Auburn’s second-leading receiver out at least a game

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A knee injury cost Trovon Reed cost the Auburn wide receiver the majority of the 2010 season.  Now, an injury further north will cost him at least one game in 2011.

Head coach Gene Chizik said Tuesday that Reed will definitely miss this Saturday’s conference match-up with South Carolina due to injury.  Reed suffered a shoulder injury during the Tigers’ win this past weekend over FAU.

There’s no word yet if the game with the Gamecocks is the only one the redshirt freshman will miss.

“We’re going to obviously monitor him week by week to see where he goes health-wise with his shoulder. But, for this week for sure, he’s out,” Chizik said in quotes distributed by the team.

Reed is currently second on the team with 13 receptions.  Chizik said Reed will be replaced by true freshman Quan Bray, who has one reception for zero yards this season.

“Quan’s going to get more snaps than he’s usually gotten,” the coach said. “We’ve been bringing Quan along week by week, and now he’s going to assume the same reps that Trovon got.”

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