Thursday, August 23, 2012

‘Bama fights the “injury bug” as season nears

With the official start of the 2012 season just over one week away, Alabama continues to cement starting roles, develop depth, and fight the “injury bug.”

Running back Eddie Lacy, who missed spring practice due to toe surgery, suffered a minor knee and ankle sprain during the final preseason scrimmage. In respect to this week, Lacy has competed at a relatively high level as the week has progressed, per visual accounts. Although Lacy will probably not be 100 percent for the contest against Michigan, no significant ill-effects are expected.

Eddie Lacy rushes for a touchdown against North Texas

As for freshman Amari Cooper, his outlook, in respect to the opening contest, is not so clear. The highly touted wide receiver sustained a foot injury last week, and was kept out of the final scrimmage, as well as practice this week. Nick Saban has described the situation with Cooper as “conservative” …in respect to his practice absence. Cooper, per Saban, is expected to return to action Monday afternoon.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Bradley Sylve suffered a fractured hand during the Wednesday practice session. Nick Saban suggested that Sylve, a backup, could play against Michigan with the support of a cast.

All things considered, and barring a significant longstanding issue, Alabama is in reasonably good shape for the first game of the 2012 campaign.

No comments:

Post a Comment