Bryce Young injury update: Nick Saban provides latest on QB's Week 6 status, says shoulder is 'nothing that's going to keep him out long-term'
Bryce Young’s shoulder injury is the talk of the college football world this week after the reigning Heisman winner suffered the setback against Arkansas.
Will he play on Saturday against Texas A&M? Or, will he be held out as a precaution as he deals with a shoulder sprain?
On Thursday, Nick Saban spoke with ESPN’s Chris Low, saying it would be a pain-tolerance issue and Young’s availability would be a game-time decision:
“Bryce has been practicing, and all week, he’s been saying that he could play,” Saban told ESPN on Thursday. “But that’s going to be a medical decision. We’ve still got some time, and I want to talk more to Bryce. He’s the only one who knows how he feels because it’s going to be a pain tolerance thing.
“He’s a tough kid and great competitor. We’ll see where he is on game day.”
Saban added that, even if Young doesn’t play this week, his injury isn’t expected to be a long-term issue:
“There’s nothing wrong with his rotator cuff or anything like that, nothing that’s going to keep him out long term,” Saban said. “We hope we get him back this week, but it’s still too early to make that call.”
That’s certainly good news for the Tide, who hold the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll and are looking to continue a march toward the College Football Playoff.