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Nick Saban gives injury updates on two Alabama defensive backs

Christopher Hanewinckel - USA TODAY Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– No rats were destroyed today in Nick Saban’s return to the podium, but the Alabama football head coach did go into some injury updates on a pair of defenders. 

Trevon Diggs, who injured his foot in Alabama’s win over Mississippi, did not play last week at Kyle Field versus Texas A&M in a 27-19 victory. As for Tony Brown, he exited the matchup against the Aggies in the second half with an injury, but it appeared to be nothing serious. 

While it was reported that Diggs could miss two to three weeks, Saban updated the media on both guys – providing some good news on the sophomore moving forward this season. 

“Everybody will be fine for this week,” Saban said. “Trevon Diggs will come back to practice some today. Tony Brown will be day-to-day throughout the course of the week. We won’t be able to make a decision on him until later in the week.” 

Brown, a five-star from Beaumont, Texas, totaled one tackle yet helped Alabama’s secondary limit wide receiver Christian Kirk to four catches for 52 yards; both are career-lows for him against the Crimson Tide. 

Diggs, a four-star from Maryland, has 75 punts return yards on seven attempts. He has just one tackle this season, following a transition to defense back in the summer. The 6-foot-2 athlete played receiver as a freshman, catching 11 passes for 88 receiving yards and a touchdown. 

Alabama returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday for its homecoming game versus Arkansas, making it the second time since 2015 that its hosted the Razorbacks in this event. 

ESPN will have the call at 6:15 p.m. 

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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