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Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson leaves with apparent hamstring injury

College Football, Auburn Tigers

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson left Saturday's 41-7 win over Georgia Southern with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Johnson pulled up 34 yards into what appeared a sure touchdown run in the second quarter. He went down to the ground and then limped off the field, favoring his right leg.

Auburn's radio announcers reported it was a hamstring injury and said he wouldn't return to the game. He gained 136 yards on 16 carries. 

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn didn't offer an update on Johnson's status after the game.

Johnson got the start Saturday with Kamryn Pettway held out for undisclosed reasons. Pettway rushed for 1,224 yards last season and Johnson gained 895 in one of the Southeastern Conference's better tailback tandems.

Kam Martin came in after Johnson's injury.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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