August 5, 2014

Comeback trail


AUBURN | Joshua Holsey tore a ligament in his left knee last October and hasn't made a tackle since that night.

Make that hadn't.

Auburn held its first full-pads practice of the fall Tuesday afternoon, which gave all players their first chance to collide with aggression. Holsey, who earned full medical clearance six weeks ago, perhaps was the team's most eager player.

"I did a little tackling drill just to get back into it," Holsey said. "Still had some jitters in there, so I had to get them out of my system. It felt good."

Holsey started the first six games of 2013 before suffering the injury during a non-contact drill. He struggled to make sense of the injury initially, but eventually made peace with his circumstances.

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