While the news out of Tuscaloosa on the status of injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is not good, there are some bright spots for Alabama as the Crimson Tide might be getting back a running back soon.

Trey Sanders, the top running back in the 2019 signing class and No. 6 overall prospect, has been out since August after suffering a foot injury during preseason camp and underwent surgery to repair the foot. On Tuesday, for the first time since the surgery, Sanders was seen not wearing a walking boot.

Sanders was expected to compete for the backup job behind Najee Harris. At 6-foot and 215 pounds, the IMG Academy product chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia, Florida and many other interested schools. In eight games in his senior season in 2018, he rushed for 470 yards on 68 carries with five touchdowns.

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