Alabama may be without key defensive lineman due to injury
Alabama junior defensive end LaBryan Ray left Saturday’s victory over South Carolina with a foot injury.
Ray re-aggravated the foot injury after initially sustaining it in the offseason.
“The one guy, from an injury standpoint, is LaBryan Ray,” head coach Nick Saban told reporters.
“That same foot was bothering him in the game, so we’ll have to do an MRI and see what’s going on with that. We’ll figure it out probably Sunday or Monday, but he may be the one guy that is out for some period of time. But we don’t really know the extent of the injury.”
A five-star recruit and the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama according to the 247Sports Composite, Ray was the No. 2 DE prospect in the 2017 class.
Throughout his first two years in Tuscaloosa, he amassed 44 tackles (8.5 TFL) and 3.5 sacks.
If Ray does miss time, look for freshman Justin Eboigbe to work his way into increased playing time. A four-star prospect, Eboigbe made his collegiate debut on Saturday after missing Alabama’s first two games with a foot injury of his own.
Their third non-conference game of the season, Alabama (3-0) hosts Southern Miss (1-1) at 12:00PM ET on Saturday, September 21.