The Auburn football program and one of its players can breathe a sigh of relief after a practice scare.
Offensive lineman Calvin Ashley sustained an injury to his head/neck area during what was the Tigers’ first scrimmage of summer camp Thursday. In an abundance of caution, the guard, who was moving his arms and legs according to those in attendance, was transferred from the practice field to a local hospital for further evaluation.
247Sports.com wrote that “Ashley underwent a battery of tests and they came back negative.” A team spokesperson subsequently confirmed that Ashley has since been released from the hospital.
At this point, it’s unclear when the lineman will return to practice.
Ashley was the highest-rated member of the Tigers’ 2017 recruiting class, but still took a redshirt as a true freshman. While Ashley’s currently listed as the No. 2 right guard — he was moved over from tackle earlier this summer — there is a chance that the 6-6, 322-pound redshirt freshman could slide into the starting job before it’s all said and done. How much impact the injury will impact his rise up the depth chart, though, is unclear at the moment.