Auburn wide receiver D’haquille Williams continues to be bothered by lingering injuries and illness.
The Outback Bowl is 13 days away, but Auburn’s leading receiver isn’t currently on track to play in the game.
When asked about whether Williams would definitely play against the Wisconsin Badgers, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn wasn’t willing to commit one way or another.
“Not at this point,” Malzahn told Al.com’s Joel A. Erickson.
Williams missed two of Auburn’s final three games due to a sprained MCL and a bruised knee that he suffered Nov. 8 against the Texas A&M Aggies. The JUCO transfer returned for the Iron Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide and caught seven passes for 121 yards.
However, the talented wide receiver hasn’t been feeling well.
“He has not practiced,” Malzahn said. “He was sick and he’s got some treatment things to do from the last game.”
Despite missing those two games, Williams still leads the Tigers with 45 receptions for 730 yards. The 6-2, 216-pound receiver has proven to be the security blanket for quarterback Nick Marshall.
If Williams can’t play, the Badgers will roll coverage toward Auburn’s deep threat, Sammie Coates. The junior will be playing his last game as a member of the Tigers before he’s NFL bound.