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Auburn Star CB Carlton Davis Missed 2nd Straight Peach Bowl Practice

Kerryon Johnson #21 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the UCF Knights during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Kerryon Johnson #21 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the UCF Knights during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Carlton Davis, one of the top players on Auburn's strong defense, has missed two straight practices ahead of Monday's Peach Bowl.

Carlton Davis, the preseason All-SEC defensive back who led the Tigers in pass break-ups, left the SEC Championship early with a concussion.

Now, he is under the weather, and missed a second straight day of practice for Auburn.

Gus Malzahn isn't too worried about Davis's status ahead of the New Year's Day showdown with undefeated UCF, but he didn't dive far in on how his star defender is recovering. From AL.com:

Starting cornerback Carlton Davis, who left the SEC Championship Game before halftime due to a concussion, missed the second day of practice in Atlanta due to sickness.

On Wednesday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn would not definitively say if Davis would play in the bowl game.

"He is here, the same as everybody," Malzahn said. "As it gets closer I will get into more specifics, but I think we are in good shape to this point."

Auburn and UCF's Peach Bowl showdown will kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET on New Year's Day, and will be played at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After opening as eight-point favorites, Auburn now sits at -9.5 for the game at most sportsbooks, according to OddsShark.

[AL.com]