Nick Saban provides latest injury report heading into Mississippi State week
Turns out, the news was good all around over the weekend coming out of Baton Rouge for the Crimson Tide. Alabama clinched the SEC West following the 29-0 shutout of rival LSU and the team suffered very little in terms of injuries exiting the game.
While no team is injury-free this late in the season, Alabama does appear to be in remarkably good shape entering the stretch run of the season. That’s something Nick Saban hit on during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference.
When asked about the status of his receiving corps, Saban provided the latest injury update on wideouts DeVonta Smith and Henry Ruggs III.
“Smitty was able to play some in the game, hopefully we’ll be able to build on that, he’ll be able to play some more,” Saban said on Monday. “We think Ruggs will be fine. Probably keep him out of practice today but expect him to be back, practicing tomorrow. Hopefully we can get that group a little more healthy as we go here and I think it’s going to be important for us.”
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The Alabama coach was then asked a follow-up injury question on Najee Harris, who appeared to suffer an injury Saturday against the Tigers.
“I thought Najee played well,” Saban continued. “He had a couple of really good runs and was very physical and fast and played well. He does have an ankle sprain. We’re hopeful that by Tuesday or Wednesday he’ll be able to come back and do some work, but right now, he’s day-to-day.”
All in all, not a bad injury update heading into the Mississippi State game for the Tide. Considering the talent and depth on this roster, there’s an outstanding chance no team in the nation has a more suited group of players to make a strong close to the season than the group in Tuscaloosa.