TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– While the majority of Alabama players fully participated in Tuesday’s debut of spring practice, the Tide had a couple of guys in non-contact jerseys. During his presser, coach Nick Saban addressed the statuses of four players, including running back Bo Scarbrough and linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton.
“As you all know, Shaun Dion Hamilton had an ACL injury during the SEC championship game,” Saban said.
“He’s been able to do some things. He is dry land running, but will be limited throughout the spring. Bo Scarbrough and B.J. Emmons are doing individual drills and are able to do some things.”
Saban continued with: “Both guys will probably make progress throughout spring and be able to go soon.”
Prior to suffering a knee injury versus Florida, Hamilton turned in a strong junior year. He recorded 64 tackles, two sacks, a quarterback hurry, a pass breakup, a forced fumble and an interception. Scarbrough tallied 812 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, before sustaining a leg injury against Clemson in the College Football Playoff national title game. Emmons totaled 175 yards and a score on 35 attempts, prior to his injury.
Sophomore defensive back Jared Mayden was also banged up after last season.
“Jared Mayden had a hip injury that required surgery,” Saban said. “He’s going to be limited throughout the spring. His participation will be very little, but we expect him to make a full recovery.”