There’s some rather disappointing news coming out of The Plains today. as Auburn has announced an injury will end the playing days of linebacker Jawara White.
Auburn did not specify the injury, but it’s believed to be caused by a neck issue similar to one White had during his freshman year with the Tigers.
Below is a statement from coach Gene Chizik:
“Jawara White has sustained an injury that will no longer allow him to play football. Although this is disappointing for Jawara, our medical staff, his family and our coaching staff all agree that this is in his best interest. At Auburn, our top priority is and will always be the health and welfare of our student-athletes. Jawara will continue to work toward receiving his degree from Auburn and will always be a part of our Auburn family.”
Additionally, White offered the following statement from his Twitter account: “Walking away from the game is better than being carried out. Thanks for the prayers salute to THE AUBURN TIGER NATION.”
It’s a tough break for White, who had 23 tackles in 11 games last season. Best of luck to him.