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Auburn star reports positive update after scary injury

Auburn basketball got some much-needed good news on Sunday afternoon.

Star forward Jaylin Williams, who went down with a rough knee injury in Saturday evening’s home loss to Kentucky, is expected to return this season.

Williams himself sent out a positive tweet on Sunday morning and that was followed up by a report that Williams knee injury was not season-ending as confirmed by an MRI.

While Auburn will have to weather the storm over the next couple of weeks until Williams can return, the news that his injury is not as bad as it initially looked is huge for the Tigers.

He is averaging 13.4 points per game and enjoying a career season while posting as Auburn’s second-leading scorer.

Head coach Bruce Pearl even referred to Williams as one of Auburn’s two best players along with Johni Broome.

“When Jaylin Williams has played well, we’ve won,” he said.

“And he’s only really not played well in about four or five games. Those happen to be the games we lost. The math’s kind of scary.”

Williams, a fifth-year senior, is the winningest single player in Tiger program history.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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