Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson “getting close to 100%”

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AUBURN, Ala. ( Auburn may have its starting running back available for this week's game at Ole Miss.

Kerryon Johnson, who was held out of last week's 56-3 win over Arkansas due to a right ankle injury he suffered against Mississippi State on Oct. 8, is "expected" to play against the Rebels.

"We'll know more as we get into practice," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday. "The good thing was we didn't have to play him last week. I thought that was very important moving forward, not just this game but the rest of the year."

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