Kicking and punting have continued to be issues for Alabama this season. The Crimson Tide have been hampered by the absence of K/P Will Reichard, who is dealing with a hip injury.

On Wednesday, coach Nick Saban spoke with reporters and provided an update on the versatile special-teams player.

As you can see below, Saban isn’t confident that Reichard will be able to play against Mississippi State on Saturday:

Joseph Bulovas figures to continue handling the kicking duties, while Ty Perine, who had a costly mistake against LSU, may hold on to the punting job.

Can Reichard return before the end of the regular season? We’ll find out in the next couple of weeks.