Crimson Tide injury update: Robinson hopes to practice Tuesday
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team hopes to have Cam Robinson for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game against Missouri on Saturday.
The freshman left tackle sustained a sprained shoulder during the 11-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Blake Sims early in the fourth quarter of Alabama’s 55-44 victory over Auburn.
“Cam’s going to try to do some stuff today,” Nick Saban said on Monday afternoon. “We’re hopeful that he’ll be able to practice tomorrow. When guys get hurt like that, you’ve got to see what their day-to-day reaction as to how they can perform, and that’s what we’ll do in his case.”
Without Robinson, who has also been dealing with an ankle issue, senior Austin Shepherd moved from right tackle to left tackle, and sophomore Grant Hill inserted.
Sophomore linebacker Ryan Anderson also sustained a shoulder injury in the second quarter, but did return in the second half.
“Same thing, sort of a shoulder sprain,” Saban said. “Hopefully he’ll do some things today in practice. He’ll be a little bit like Cam in terms of how does he respond to the work. Hopefully he’ll be able to practice more tomorrow.”
Saban did not update the status of the three players who essentially missed the Auburn game — senior tight end Brian Vogler (knee), redshirt freshman wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (keen), and junior linebacker Denzel Devall (ankle) — or sophomore kicker Adam Griffith (back).
“He’s doing good,” junior center Ryan Kelly said about Vogler. “I’ve seen him every day. I know he’s working his butt off to get back out there. We’ll see what happens this week. I’m sure he wants to be out there. We’ll see if it happens.”
Should Alabama defeat Missouri (4 p.m. ET, CBS), it wouldn’t play again until Jan. 1.