Auburn safety Etheridge released from hospital

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn strong safety Zac Etheridge has been
released from the hospital two days after suffering a neck injury
against Mississippi.

Coach Gene Chizik said Monday that Auburn's medical staff is
confident that will make a complete recovery. Chizik did not
release details of the nature of Etheridge's injury.

The junior is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Etheridge was hurt Saturday when he collided headfirst with
teammate Antonio Coleman early in the game. He was strapped to a
backboard before being taken off the field and gave a thumbs-up on
the way out.