DeVonta Smith comments on Jaylen Waddle's status, how his teammate looks in practice
Just when it looked like Alabama’s offense couldn’t get more dangerous, the Crimson Tide are hoping to have another weapon to attack Ohio State’s defense in the upcoming College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Miami.
Of course, that weapon is named Jaylen Waddle, who last saw the field for Alabama back on Oct. 24 during the Tennessee game. Waddle suffered a fractured ankle on the opening kickoff in that contest and was believed to be lost for the season following that injury.
Thanks to Alabama extending its season all the way into January, Waddle has had time to recover from his injury and may return to the field in time to play against Ohio State.
The junior receiver has already returned to the practice field in preparation for the game, but the final decision on his status for the game has yet to publicly be decided.
During a Wednesday media availability, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith was asked to share his thoughts on Waddle’s recovery.
“It’s amazing just to see him recover,” Smith said of Waddle. “He’s recovering well. Everything is going as planned.”
Smith was then asked how Waddle looked on the practice field.
“I think he’s getting back into it,” Smith shared. “Of course, it’s going to take some time just for him to get comfortable with everything but he looks good to me.”
Finally, Smith was asked if he thought Waddle would play against Ohio State.
“No comment,” Smith answered.
The Alabama coaching staff had Smith ready to answer that one.
Speaking of the Tide staff, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was also asked about Waddle’s status.
“He was back out at practice yesterday… that’s probably a better question for Coach Saban, but he was out at practice yesterday,” Sarkisian added.
Read into that how you will but it sounds like Waddle will be suiting up for Alabama one last time this season.