Nate Oats provides an update on Alabama guard John Petty Jr.
Alabama guard John Petty Jr. continues to progress but Crimson Tide fans should not expect the junior to be on the court on Saturday.
The veteran guard was injured against Mississippi State this week and managed to play only nine minutes in Alabama’s road loss to the Bulldogs. The way Nate Oats tells it, the expectation heading into the weekend is for Petty to continue to rest the next time his teammates hit the court.
“He’s got a hyperextension, slight ligament strain. No live activity in practice,” Oats said on Friday. “He’s getting better every day, had two good days of therapy or rehab, whatever you want to call it, but we’ll just evaluate day-to-day. Highly unlikely for tomorrow, unless there’s a miraculous recovery overnight. I don’t think he’s playing tomorrow.”
Alabama is scheduled to face South Carolina Saturday night with the game set to tip at 7:30 p.m CT on the SEC Network.
Petty is averaging 15 points per game and 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the Tide. Petty ranks second on the team in points per game and first in rebounds per contest.