Alabama running back reportedly will miss the rest of the season following car wreck
Difficult news hit the Alabama program over the weekend when RB Trey Sanders was involved in a car wreck and will reportedly miss the rest of the season.
Sanders is expected to miss the rest of the season because of the injuries he sustained during a car accident on Friday, sources told AL.com. This is more unfortunate news for Sanders, a former 5-star recruit who missed last year because of a foot injury suffered during the preseason.
Sanders was the highest-ranked offensive recruit in the Crimson Tide’s 2019 recruiting class. In the last two games, he ran for 119 yards as he chipped in as a reserve running back. That included a career-high 80 yards on 12 carries during Alabama’s win over Mississippi State on Oct 31.
Earlier in the weekend, Sanders was stable with non-life-threatening injuries. Coach Nick Saban released a statement following the incident.
“We are in direct contact with his family and the physicians that are treating him as we continue to gather more information,” Saban said in the statement.
Sanders, from Port Saint Joe, Florida, was listed as the No. 6 player in the country and No. 2 player in Florida on the 247Composite rankings. He was also rated the No. 14 player nationally and second-rated running back overall and player in the Florida by 247Sports.