Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tide Players Battle Illness and Injury

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 07:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team onto the field to face the Louisiana State University Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Mark Ingram is healthy…but a few of his buddies have the crud.

Cornerback DeQuan Menzie missed practice on Tuesday with a stomach virus.

Although Menzie returned to practice the following day, other players are now “down with the sickness.”

Coach Nick Saban is now trying his best at “damage control” to prevent a major team issue.

The illness is minor compared to the flu outbreak of 2009 which impacted several college teams, but nevertheless, plenty of hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes are available for the ‘Bama players in order to prevent sickness throughout the team.

In other health/injury news, linebacker Courtney Upshaw and tackle James Carpenter have made daily improvements as they continue to recover from ankle injuries.

Upshaw saw limited action against Penn State due to an ankle sprain he suffered in the season opener against San Jose State.

Carpenter was injured during the game against Penn State and was seen leaving the field accompanied by medical staff.

Other than a few nagging ailments and a minor stomach virus, Alabama is healthy and will be ready for the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday.

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