Auburn hopes to to get medical redshirt for Malik Miller

AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) - Earlier this season Auburn coaches were hopeful running back Malik Miller would be able to return to the field this year. The Tigers will instead seek to obtain a hardship waiver, or medical redshirt, for the true freshman.

The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Miller injured his left knee in Auburn's 58-7 win over ULM Oct. 1 and later had surgery. On Wednesday, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said Miller will not play in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.

"We'll hold him out and try to get his year back medical," Malzahn said. "He's got a chance to be a special player, too we feel like. He was playing very good football before he got hurt, but he won't participate in the bowl."

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