Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is suffering daily from a sprained shoulder ahead of the highly anticipated Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M in Week 6, according to coach Nick Saban. Young, the current Heisman Trophy winner, was injured during a 49-26 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville.
He has a minor shoulder injury. Saban said during an SEC call on Monday. “This is not a long-term injury. He will be day by day.” Saban added that it’s unlikely that new information about Young will emerge ahead of Saturday’s game against Aggie, even if he has more information from the medical staff.
Young was out of the game in Arkansas in the second quarter after Razorbacks linebacker Drew Sanders cleared the ball from the sideline. Yang tried to throw by falling to the ground and landed awkwardly with his right arm outstretched. Although he initially returned to the field at the next outing, he entered the injury tent after a half-pass from the third down and then into the locker room. Despite the fact that in the third quarter he returned to the field with pads, he did not return to the game.
Jalen Milro superbly replaced Young against the Sharp Spins, passing for 65 yards and a touchdown for 91 yards and another score on the ground. One of these races was perhaps the biggest draw in the game. With the Crimson Tide clinging to a five-point lead after the Boars scored 23 in a row, Milro blew a 77-yard run from 2:30 p.m. to play to set up an attack at the 3-yard line. Jace McClellan did it two plays later to stop Arkansas’ momentum.
The Crimson Tide will take on the Aggie on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated coaching bouts of the season. Saban and Jimbo Fisher of Texas A&M got into a verbal altercation over Aggie’s use of the new name, likeness, and likeness rules during the off-season. There’s no doubt Saban will want to make a statement after the Aggies led the Tide 41-38 at College Station last year.
“A&M bought every player on their team – made a deal by name, image and likeness.”in May at a meeting of business leaders in Birmingham, Alabama. “We haven’t bought a single player. But I don’t know if we can support it in the future because more and more people are doing it.”
Fischer responded the day after the video of the meeting went public.
“It’s disgusting that we have to sit here at such a high level and say things like this to protect the people of this organization, the kids, the 17-year-olds and their families,” Fischer said. “It is amazing. Some people think they are God. Go and dig into how “God” did his thing. You can learn about many things that you don’t want to know.”
“We are making him the king of football. Dig into his past or anyone who has ever trained with him. You can find out whatever you want, what he does and how he does it. is.”
Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) will play Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa at 8:00 pm ET in Game 2 of the SEC on the CBS Game of Weekly Doubleheader.