Alabama freshman RB Trey Sanders, former 5-star recruit, returns to practice
Trey Sanders was back in action at Alabama’s Citrus Bowl practice on Tuesday.
The former 5-star recruit suffered a foot injury in August that sidelined him for the 2019 season, denying him the opportunity to win a Heisman Trophy as a true freshman. While Crimson Tide fans will be glad to see Sanders practicing, it does not sound like he will be playing against Michigan in Orlando.
“Trey Sanders has been cleared to do on the fieldwork but we do not feel he’s a guy that’s going to be ready to play in the game,” Saban recently told reporters.
Reporters on hand at Alabama’s practice shared videos of Sanders participating in drills. He wore a black No. 26 jersey:
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AL.com’s Michael Casagrande noted that Sanders was heavily taped and not quite full speed:
“He looked strong, probably not full speed but he will be the player to watch in the preseason as a logical heir to the running back spot should Najee Harris take the expected jump to the NFL,” Casagrande wrote.
“Sanders was fully taped up with extra wrapping on the left foot he injured in the first week of practice at Alabama. He chatted with training staff at one point as he gets readjusted to the practice routine,” the beat reporter added in another update.