TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Here’s something to remember about the record-setting performance by University of Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper on Saturday night:

He tied his own single-game record of 224 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns … while wearing a knee brace.

“The brace actually helped me,” Cooper said. “It eased some of the pain.”

Cooper had sustained a bruised left knee last week against Western Carolina and was pulled after making just three receptions. The precautions obviously worked as he had 13 receptions against Auburn.

“The guy played through a lot of injuries today,” Coach Nick Saban said. “He was really kind of hurt, and he did a great job competing out there.”

Although Saban didn’t update anyone’s status after the game, the only player being held out in the second half appeared to be freshman left tackle Cam Robinson.

After sustaining an ankle injury last week he was favoring his left shoulder during the second half and was pulled as Alabama completed its comeback.

Sophomore linebacker Ryan Anderson sustained what appeared to be a shoulder injury during the second quarter and went to the locker room, but he did return during the second half.

Here’s a quick look at Alabama’s other injured players:

  • Junior running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle): Started and had 19 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Senior wide receiver DeAndrew White (hamstring): Started and had three receptions including a 6-yard touchdown catch.
  • Sophomore defensive end A’Shawn Robinson (ankle): Started and was credited with three tackles and a hurry. “The ankle’s great,” he said. “I don’t have any problems with it.
  • Junior linebacker Denzel Devall (ankle): Did not suit up.
  • Sophomore kick Adam Griffith (back spasms): Was in for the opening kickoff and then was sidelined until Gunnar Raborn had an extra-point blocked. Freshman punter JK Scott handled kickoffs. Alabama’s didn’t have a field-goal attempt.
  • Senior tight end Brian Vogler (strained knee ligament): Suited up, but did not play.
  • Redshirt freshman wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (strained knee ligament): Dressed, but did not play.