In his Monday afternoon press conference, Brian Kelly the second-year LSU head coach gave an update on his team’s injuries. When LSU takes the field against the Alabama Football team it will be without two of its top defenders Mekhi Wingo and Zy Alexander. Mekhi Wingo a defensive tackle for the LSU Tigers has been a standout this season ranking second on the team with 2.5 sacks adding 22 tackles. Wingo is dealing with a leg surgery that required surgery following the Army Game which will cause him to miss six weeks.
Zy Alexander a Junior cornerback for the Tigers has two interceptions on the season along with a team-leading seven pass deflections. Alexander is dealing with a lower-body injury he suffered against Army before the bye week and will miss the Alabama game. Also, unavailable but not listed on the injury report are cornerbacks Duce Chestnut and Denver Harris.
For the Alabama Football team, Nick Saban didn’t provide much of an injury report today but, several key players who had nagging injuries are expected to play. Malachi Moore and CJ Dippre both returned for the Tennessee game after missing time with leg injuries. The real question marks would be Terrion Arnold who left the Tennessee game with a concussion and Trezmen Marshall who’s been dealing with cracked ribs but, both should be active for the LSU game.
Alabama Football: Bye week came at the perfect time.
There couldn’t have been a better time for the Alabama Football team to go on the bye week than last week. After losing Terrion Arnold to a concussion the Alabama Football team may have been without one of their top defenders if this game was played last weekend. The injuries for Alabama this season have mostly been nagging injuries with nothing being a major concern yet. After playing eight games with many being against tough SEC opponents, at this point in the season, it’s normal for everyone to be dealing with something. The Crimson Tide will need an all-hands-on-deck performance, especially on defense as they go up against the nation’s most explosive offense.
Note: All Stats via ESPN