Alabama left tackle Robinson's injury a high ankle sprain
Although he didn’t get into specifics, University of Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters that freshman left tackle Cam Robinson has a high ankle sprain and will be out a couple of weeks.
Robinson has started at every game this season after enrolling early in the spring. When he sustained the injury early in the third quarter at Tennessee senior Leon Brown slid over from right guard and redshirt freshman Bradley Bozeman was inserted.
“We think Leon (Brown) is the next best left tackle, so, it’s always been our plan that he would be the next left tackle if something happened to Cam Robinson,” Saban said after the game. “He practices there each and every week. You don’t like to make double switches on the offensive line, but when it comes to left tackle it’s a pretty important position.
“We think Grant Hill could play there. We also think Austin Shepherd could play there and Hill could play right tackle. So, I’m just hopeful that Cam’s going to be able to get back in a couple weeks and we won’t lose him for a long time.”
The Crimson Tide has a bye this week and players will return to practice on Tuesday. CBS announced that it will show Alabama’s game as part of a doubleheader on Nov. 8, with kickoff at 8 p.m. ET. The following week Alabama hosts No. 1 Mississippi State.
Saban commented Monday after being inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor.
Alabama also announced the coaching staff’s players of the week: Amari Cooper, Blake Sims and Ryan Kelly on offense, Jonathan Allen on defense, and Landon Collins and JK Scott on special teams.