AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn All-Southeastern Conference llinebacker K.J. Britt will undergo thumb surgery.

Team spokesman Kirk Sampson said Thursday that Britt is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday, a day before the 13th-ranked Tigers host Arkansas. It wasn't immediately clear how long Britt will be out.

Britt is leading the team with 23 tackles through two games, including one tackle for loss. He was a first-team Associated Press All-SEC pick last season and is a team captain.

Britt had 69 tackles last season, including 10 for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Freshman Wesley Steiner is listed as his backup.

Fellow linebacker Chandler Wooten had already opted out for the season.


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