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Nick Saban updates injuries on running backs Bo Scarbrough, Josh Jacobs

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– The University of Alabama football team endured sweltering, 90-degree weather conditions and a 22-minute lighting delay in getting through its final scrimmage of fall camp.  

Despite being down two running backs, the Crimson Tide’s offense found ways to move the football. At the conclusion of the 15th practice session, head coach Nick Saban took the podium inside Bryant-Denny Stadium and updated the statuses of Bo Scarbrough and Josh Jacobs. 

“Bo has been ill for two days,” Saban said.  

“He’s been pretty sick. We don’t think this is a serious illness or anything like that, but it is something that we didn’t think it would be good for him not to be in a position where he could be resting. Josh Jacobs did not scrimmage because of his injury. He’s still day-to-day as to when he’ll be able to come back and when he’ll be able to start working again.” 

Jacobs missed several practices this week, due to a pulled hamstring.  

He showcased a lot of abilities in 2016 with 567 yards rushing, 156 yards receiving and four touchdowns on 99 touches, regardless of a three-star rating.

Once he was healthy from a knee injury he suffered in high school, Scarbrough powered through his sophomore year with 812 rushing yards and 11 scores on 125 attempts.

He sustained a broken leg versus Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, ending a performance in which he totaled 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns. 

Tide fans hope to see both guys in two weeks for Alabama-Florida State.

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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