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Alabama RB Trey Sanders had ‘very serious injuries,’ but will make full recovery according to Nick Saban

Trey Sanders takes handoff against Mississippi State
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/SEC Media Portal

After hearing him give a positive update on Jaylen Waddle, Alabama football fans were waiting on Nick Saban to release information on the status of Trey Sanders.

The redshirt freshman at running back was involved in a car accident in Florida and though his injuries were not life-threatening, supporters of the Crimson Tide wanted to make sure he is doing well. During his weekly “Hey Coach” show on Thursday, Coach Saban spoke on the former five-star recruit. Before the incident, Sanders had a strong performance versus Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Halloween night. He collected 80 yards rushing on 12 carries, in helping Alabama pitch a 41-0 victory over the Bulldogs on Saban’s 69th birthday. The 6-foot, 214-pounder was finally over the foot injury that forced him out of the 2019 season; however, this situation will cause him to miss the remainder of this year.

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Per Saban, Sanders even had a hip injury yet it was not as bad as Tua Tagovailoa’s.

“He’s got some very serious injuries, but everything has worked out very well,” Saban said of Sanders. “I think he’ll make a full recovery, but this is probably gonna be a several month type thing.”

When he came back to the team, Sanders was greeted with cheers and good vibes.

Once he returns to full strength, he will be more than ready to put college football on notice.

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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 @CoachingMSmith.

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