Auburn right guard Brandon Council expected out for season with knee injury

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn right guard Brandon Council is expected to miss the rest of the year with a knee injury.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday that Council sustained a "pretty severe knee injury'' in the win over Mississippi.

"That was real tough," Malzahn said. "He was really coming on, and he's a super person and a really good player. That's going to be a tough blow.''

Redshirt freshman Keiondre Jones replaced him against Ole Miss, and senior Austin Troxell is another possibility Saturday against LSU.

Council was a three-year starter at Akron, where he logged starts at four different positions on the line. He started at right tackle in the Arkansas game.