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Nick Saban updates status on Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

A collective sigh of relief for Tide fans everywhere.

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough was set for a third 100-yard game against Clemson on Monday. After recording 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 16 carries, the 228-pounder did not return to action in the second half. Scarbrough would sustain a lower right leg injury and despite appearing to be fine outside the medical tent and locker room, he held his helmet in his hand on the sideline. Following a tough 35-31 loss to the Tigers, head coach Nick Saban released a statement regarding the health of the Tuscaloosa native.

“Bo Scarbrough suffered a fracture to his right lower leg during the game,” Saban said. “The injury is non-surgical and we anticipate he will make a full recovery.”

The 6-foot-2 specimen was crucial for the Tide late in the year, as he finished with 812 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 125 carries. He will return to Alabama next season.

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

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