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Nick Saban provides injury updates on five players after Alabama’s win over Ole Miss

Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster (No. 10) tackles Ole Miss' QB Chad Kelly in the Tide's 48-43 win on Saturday: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

None were too serious, according head coach Nick Saban during his post-game presser.

Five Alabama players sustained injuries, upon the end of its 48-43 win over Ole Miss last week at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Reuben Foster was bothered by a leg cramp and was helped off the field in the first half.

Despite trying to play, he was given an IV and would be carted into the locker room.

ArDarius Stewart, the team’s primary receiver, suffered a sprained knee in the first half. He walked off under his own power, but did not return to action. Saban said Alabama hopes to have him back in “a couple of weeks.”

Defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick (head) and Eddie Jackson (shin) both were shaken up in the second half, yet Saban coined the incidents as “minor”. Jackson was seen wearing a protective walking boot after the game.

Jalen Hurts took a shot from Rebels’ linebacker Marquis Haynes in the second quarter, which led to a sprained wrist. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback continued to play, accounting for 304 total yards (146 rushing).

Saban told the media that players will get a rest on Monday, prior to preparing for Kent State.

“We need a little break,” Saban said. “We need a little recovery. This was a tough game and hopefully we’ll get some of these guys healthy and ready for the next game.”

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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