Joe Sanders Update

Remember when we told you about Joe Sanders’ broken jaw? I caught up with his dad, Jack, to learn more about the break and the consequential surgery that took place. The pitch broke Joe’s jaw in two places. A three-hour surgery resulted in titanium plates to secure the bone back in place, but they lined back up perfectly. Joe did not lose any teeth and his bite is back to normal. His mouth did not need to be wired shut and he’s already eating soft foods like mashed potatoes. Antsy to get back on the field, doctors said he’ll be out a maximum of four weeks, but he’s hoping to be back in the batting cage this weekend and back on the field when Auburn takes on Kentucky starting May 8.