December 29, 2006

Notebook: Tigers dealing with injury, flu

With the Cotton Bowl just three days away, several key Auburn players have been sidelined with a virus while a key backup is trying to come back from an ankle injury.

Starting cornerback David Irons had to leave Friday's practice early while starting guard Tim Duckworth and backup defensive end Chris Browder missed the workout with a flu-like illness.

"We've got four or five guys out with the flu," said AU head coach Tommy Tuberville. "That's been a concern. We've got a little virus going around."

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