The first scrimmage of training camp can be a fun one, as players and coaches are anxious for anything resembling a real game. However, there is always the fear of injury.
Auburn held its first scrimmage of fall practice today. Unfortunately, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Calvin Ashley was taken to the hospital during the session.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn told the media that Ashley suffered a head or neck injury, according to AL.com. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
AL.com reported that Ashley had feeling and movement in all extremities. Additionally, OAnow.com's Josh Vitale says he the onetime five-star recruit has already been discharged from the hospital.
Thankfully, it seems like Ashley escaped serious injury. Kudos to the Auburn training staff for taking every precaution.
Ashley was a five-star recruit in the class of 2017. He was the No. 6 offensive tackle and 26th-rated player in the nation, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
Ashley redshirted last season, but was expected to compete for a starting role on the AU line this year.
Hopefully he will be back on the field soon.