Quarterback Bo Nix’s ankle injury Saturday during Auburn football’s 43-34 loss to Mississippi State was a broken bone, he posted on Instagram on Sunday night.
“Bones break and things change, but God is always the same,” Nix wrote in the post. “…The Lord’s timing is our schedule. The road to recovery begins tomorrow.”
The three-year starter suffered the injury as he was brought down from behind while releasing a throw downfield that resulted in a 44-yard completion for Auburn (6-4, 3-3 SEC). Nix went to the medical tent at the end of the drive and returned to play three possessions into the fourth quarter, including a 90-yard touchdown drive. Backup quarterback T.J. Finley took over during Auburn’s final offensive series of the game.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) and running back Tank Bigsby (4) celebrate Bigsby’s rushing touchdown during the team’s game against Mississippi State s at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 13,
“Just got a little nicked and injured for a minute,” Nix said after the game. “Not quite sure obviously moving forward. Going to get that looked at, but it was just all right, and I was able to obviously continue to play a few more drives. But when you’re down by two scores, it’s probably better to have a guy, in that situation, who can really move around and not be hindered with anything.”
With two regular-season games remaining, it’s unlikely Nix will return this season, though it wasn’t immediately clear how long his recovery will take
After the play that caused the injury, Nix finished the game 9-for-17 with 109 passing yards. When asked afterward how much the injury impacted his performance, he said, “I think a lot.”
“But a lot of people play with things going on that you have to overcome,” Nix continued. “That’s a part of football, and you have to find a way, whatever…