Alabama’s backfield is supposed to be one of the best in the country this fall, with guys like Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris all in line to receive plenty of carries.

However, in recent weeks, both Jacobs and Scarbrough have been dealing with injuries and illness and have missed practice time.

But, on Wednesday, the Crimson Tide got some good news, as Jacobs was back in action during the media viewing portion of practice:

Jacobs only received 85 carries last season, but made the most of them, running for 567 yards (6.7 yards per carry) and four touchdowns.

He figures to play a similar role in Alabama’s loaded backfield this fall, provided he can stay healthy.

That’s going to go for all of the Alabama backs — not just Jacobs. As mentioned before, Scarbrough has missed time this summer, too, and is coming off a broken leg suffered during last year’s title game.

However, having Jacobs back with time to spare before the start of the 2017 season is a big boost for coach Nick Saban’s squad.

Now, Alabama just needs to avoid any other key injuries before Sept. 2.