Coleman Watches Practice with Neck Brace, Described as OK

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's Antonio Coleman was back on the practice field with a neck brace, but walking around.

The defensive end who suffered a frightening injury in Saturday's scrimmage that sent him to the hospital immobilized in an ambulance.

Coleman was being blocked by offensive tackle Lee Ziemba. He lay motionless for several minutes before he was strapped to a gurney and taken to East Alabama Medical Center. There he was diagnosed with a cervical sprain and began to get feeling back in his limbs.

While he walked around at practice Sunday, he did not speak to reporters. Coleman and other injured Tigers spent much of the practice indoors under the care of trainers.

Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Ziemba did not want to talk to reporters and Coleman would meet with the media later in the week.

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