Alabama Football: Tuesday FSU practice report with injury updates


Alabama football practiced inside again on Tuesday. Check out the latest information along with updates on Injured players.

Alabama football practiced in full pads again on Tuesday in the indoor practice facility. After another FSU game-prep practice Wednesday afternoon, Nick Saban will meet with the media.

Reporters and fans will be anxious to learn the medical status of Josh Jacobs and Raekwon Davis. The Tuesday information on Jacobs and Davis was not reassuring and those two were not the only Alabama football players hobbled.

Hamstrings and gunshot wounds. Is it time to start worrying about injuries?

Four Alabama football players have leg injuries. Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Christian Miller have hamstring problems. Raekwon Davis has a lower leg injury from being grazed by a bullet. The severity of the four injuries is not known.

Josh Jacobs

We have not read anything from a credible source indicating Jacobs could be full speed for FSU. We doubt he will play. Bringing Jacobs back too soon would risk additional injury. In front of Jacobs are a healthy Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough.

Najee Harris

Najee Harris has not been 100 percent since the midway portion of fall camp. We do not know if a minor leg injury has him at 90 percent or 80 percent or less. Aaron Suttles of reported Harris was walking around at practice and had “a brace of some sort on the back of his left leg.”

Raekwon Davis

Davis was not at practice for the second day. He was seen at the practice facility. Tony Tsoukalas of reported Davis had “a bandage wrapped around his right leg and was walking with a heavy limp.”

Christian Miller

Miller is believed to have a relatively minor hamstring injury. He has not been at full speed during practice sessions.

How could the injuries affect the FSU game?

We presume Saban believes Najee Harris will be ready for FSU. Otherwise, Brian Robinson would not still be working with the scout team.

Should Davis not play against FSU, Alabama football can utilize Isaiah Buggs, Quinnen Williams or Josh Frazier to play defensive end. All three are strong players who would have been in the Tide’s FSU rotation without the potential loss of Raekwon Davis.

If the Christian Miller injury is more serious than thought, Terrell Lewis is a more than adequate replacement at Sam linebacker.

No reason for Alabama football fans to panic

Losing the services of two or more very good players for a big game is not ideal. A potential loss of depth is more troublesome than any perceived loss of talent. In our opinion, Alabama, more than any other team in college football, has the player resources that the mantra ‘next man up’ is valid.

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In other practice news, nothing had changed with the first group offensive line. Levi Wallace appeared to still be competing with Trevon Diggs at cornerback and Minkah was also getting in work cornerback.