Alabama football: Nick Saban confirms 5-star RB Trey Sanders out indefinitely
Alabama held its first fall scrimmage Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Prior to the scrimmage, it was reported that 5-star running back Trey Sanders would likely miss the entire season due to a foot injury suffered in Thursday’s scrimmage.
Nick Saban confirmed those reports following the Tide’s scrimmage.
“Trey Sanders didn’t scrimmage today. His injury will require surgery. He’ll be out indefinitely.”
Sanders was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 running back and the No. 6 overall prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Nick Saban had been impressed with Sanders during fall camp, and the word was that he was turning heads.
“Trey Sanders is doing really, really well in camp. His work ethic is really good, he’s learning every day,” Saban said on Wednesday. “You know, his attention to detail seems to be pretty good. He’s got some ability that I think may be able to contribute to the team.”
With Sanders now out, that puts more load on returners Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. Jerome Ford and Kelian Robinson will also compete to be the No. 3 back.
Sure, Alabama has depth at the position, but Sanders was projected to have an important impact in 2019.
You can watch Nick Saban’s full press conference here.