Sam Pittman clarifies KJ Jefferson's status ahead of Mississippi State game
Sam Pittman was asked about QB KJ Jefferson’s status ahead of the Mississippi State game after the quarterback left the Alabama game with an injury.
“He has some mild symptoms and those are things that our doctors look at,” Pittman said. “Each kid’s a little bit different for how they react and we’ve had guys back in 3 or 4 days, we’ve had guys out for 27 days. He’s kind of a wait and see, to be honest with you.”
Asked if Jefferson is in concussion protocol, Pittman said, “I didn’t say that.”
After the Alabama loss, Pittman said that Jefferson hit his head, but he doesn’t know the severity of the injury.
Cade Fortin and Malik Hornsby would be the other options if Jefferson can’t go.
Pittman said the coaches are “very confident” about Fortin in practice.
“He’s done really well in the 2-minute situations,” Pittman said. “He’s a good quarterback and he has experience. We also believe in Malik. If anything happened there, we still have 2 really good quarterbacks that can — they’re certainly different even though Cade can run a little bit as well, he would probably be looked at more as a passer and Malik as a runner. But that’s really not true, they both can do either.”