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Cassanova McKinzy injury: 'Neck sprain or stinger' not believed to be serious

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McKinzy was able to participate in non-contact practice on Sunday.

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Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzywho was removed from the Tigers' 30-22 win over Ole Miss on a stretcher, suffered either a sprained neck or a stinger, and he participated in the non-contact practice on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said at his Sunday press conference that the sophomore could be back in action soon.

"As we know right now, it's a pretty serious neck sprain or stinger, but nothing you'd say is critical that he can't play. It's just a matter of time."

McKinzy, along with several other Auburn defenders, was chasing Ole Miss Bo Wallace and attempting to bring Wallace down in the backfield on the final play of the first quarter. He went low on the Rebels' signal caller and was caught awkwardly between Wallace and Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams. Adams hurt his knee on the play and did not return.

Before leaving the game, McKinzy had two tackles, one-half tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry.

McKinzy posted on his Facebook page after the game that he's "getting ready for next week."

"Check this out I don't care what anybody says. Auburn University has the best fans hands down. It meant a lot to me that y'all kept me prayed up. Y'all really care. Lol it's just us baby. An I'm gone be on the practice field tomorrow. Getting ready for next week. Can take that one to the bank. I love y'all. Thanks again. Can't kept a godly and Auburn man DOWN."

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