Nick Saban shares injury updates on Henry Ruggs III, Terrell Lewis
Alabama emerged from Week 5’s Ole Miss game without any significant new injury concerns. WR Henry Ruggs III did leave the game at one point, but returned later. In his postgame press conference, Nick Saban said Ruggs is dealing with a hip pointer.
“He did come back in the game,” Saban said. “We decided not to play him anymore in the game. He’ll probably be sore for a few days, but we don’t think it’s an issue long-term.”
Some teams would be in trouble missing an electric playmaker like Ruggs, but Tua Tagovailoa managed just fine on a record-breaking Saturday. Ruggs recorded one reception for 11 yards in limited action against the Rebels.
Saban also offered an update on a player who is battling injury, but managed to play on Saturday. LB Terrell Lewis is dealing with a knee injury, but played and recorded a sack and a pass breakup.
“Terrell was able to play a little bit today, which we were happy about that,” Saban said of Lewis. “But it’s always going to be a little bit day-to-day with how he can go about what he has to do.”