Practice Update For Alabama Football’s Injured Stars

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 22: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At the midway point of the college football season, no team is fully healthy. That is even the case for the dominant 2018 Alabama football team.Starting quarterback and Heisman favorite Tua Tagovailoa was banged up a few weeks ago, but he appears to be okay. That’s good news, because Jalen Hurts just had surgery.The former SEC Offensive Player of the Year had a procedure to help him recover from a high ankle sprain. Hurts posted an update to Instagram from the hospital on Monday.Obviously he was not at practice, but earlier in the week Nick Saban seemed confident that he’d be close to ready after the bye week.The more impactful Alabama football injury might be the one to wide receiver DeVonta Smith.The Crimson Tide’s fourth-leading receiver pulled a hamstring during the team’s 39-10 win over Missouri. He did not play against Tennessee last week.According to, he was at practice but was limited in his activity:DeVonta Smith was once again present. The receiver is still recovering from a hamstring injury he incurred against Missouri on Oct. 13 and appeared limited. While other wideouts were running routes, Smith remained stationary and played catch off to the side. He was held out of the game against the Volunteers.Smith has 21 catches for 409 yards and three touchdowns this year, all good for fourth on the team. Luckily, Alabama has Jerry Jeudy, one of the most productive wide receivers in the sport this year, and a host of other playmakers on the outside, including Jaylen Waddle, Henry Ruggs III, and Irv Smith Sr.Alabama is off this week, ahead of a huge Nov. 3 date with LSU in Baton Rouge.[]last_img

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