Photo shows Jaylen Waddle celebrating with teammates in an ambulance following win over Tennessee
Despite his season-ending leg injury, Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle still had a smile on his face in a photo posted after the game while celebrating with teammates after Alabama beat Tennessee, 48-17.
Waddle suffered a broken ankle on the opening kick return in the game and coach Nick Saban later called it a season-ending injury. He needed two people to help him to the locker room, and later left the stadium in an ambulance. Waddle was coming off of a 6-catch, 161-yard outing in Alabama’s 41-24 win over Georgia in Week 4.
Waddle returned the kickoff after he caught the ball deep in the end zone. Saban said he wants to trust the judgment of his talented players. Saban said Waddle has a similar injury to what Kenyan Drake had with a high ankle sprain with a fracture that probably will need surgery.
“If that’s the case, and we’re pretty certain that it is, he would probably be out for the year,” Saban said.
There was plenty to celebrate, including lighting cigars. Mac Jones threw for 387 yards and ran for a touchdown, and Najee Harris ran for three more scores, as Alabama won for the 14th straight win in the rivalry.
Jaylen Waddle is still smiling… pic.twitter.com/Hj5BGssJsB
— Roll Tide #17™ (@jerrysandersRTR) October 24, 2020