AUBURN – Offensive lineman Jordan Diamond had his knee scoped by Dr. James Andrews last week due to an injury from during the season.
“That was a carryover from the year and we just felt like it was important to go ahead and do that now, so he could be healthy for summer and healthy for the season,” Malzahn said. “He battled through the season not at 100 percent and so we just felt like it was important to do that.”
Diamond was in the running for the starting job at left guard following last spring but dropped behind starter Alex Kozan and moved to a backup role at right guard. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound guard will be a redshirt-sophomore this upcoming season but is unlikely to take part in spring practice.
“We’ll see how it goes once we get to spring,” Malzahn said, “but we just thought it was more important to have him healthy for the fall.”