Alabama safety Robert Lester has been named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Lester intercepted Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett on two occasions Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville.
The first interception ended an Arkansas scoring drive (in the end zone) and the second allowed the Tide to obtain the go-ahead touchdown in the final period of play.
On the injury front, Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered against Arkansas.
Dareus was injured during the latter portion of the first half and was noticeably favoring his ankle during the second half of action against the Razorbacks.
Although the injury is not considered serious, Dareus isn’t expected to practice in “full form” until Wednesday.
‘Bama quarterback Greg McElroy sustained a deep thigh bruise in the contest with Arkansas.
However, the injury is considered minor and will not cause McElroy to miss any practice time this week.
The Tide quarterback admits to being sore, but says the injury is just simply part of the game.
McElroy took a shot to the upper portion of his leg which was not protected by his thigh pad.