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Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough “nearing” 100 percent healthy

Stephen M. Smith- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

In preparation for Ole Miss, Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban decided to give the media some insight, regarding the status of freshman running back Bo Scarbrough.

Scarbrough is currently serving a four-game suspension (NCAA), but is expected to contribute on both offense and special teams upon its finish. He’s been practicing with the team since August, but according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Saban said “he didn’t think Scarbrough would have been able to play in these first couple of games” because of a knee injury back in March.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound back is close to full strength, and could see field time in Alabama’s matchup against Georgia on Oct. 3. A former five-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scarbrough was clocked at 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash and bench-pressed 405 pounds during spring practice. His 10’6″ broad jump was exceptional, achieving a team-best.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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