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Nick Saban gives update on status of Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle runs free for a touchdown against Georgia
via: SEC Media Portal

After suffering an injury against Tennesee, Jaylen Waddle’s possible return to the field is the talk of the town, especially after a viral video was released of him out of his boot in the locker room.

Waddle has been steadily rehabbing with the team doctors for the past several weeks, and prior reports had suggested that he would have an opportunity to return for postseason play.

Head coach Nick Saban was asked about the speedy wide receiver’s status during his Wednesday press conference and whether he would be able to be back for the SEC Championship game.

His initial answer wasn’t all that appealing to Crimson Tide fans. His rehab is going great,” Saban said. “He’s out of a cast. He’s out of a boot. He’s running on the treadmill. I think he’s making good progress day today. He’s not practicing. So, I don’t know where you get your information from.”

Saban immediately shut down the chance of Waddle playing this Saturday against Florida but did not rule out the possibility of him suiting up in the College Football Playoff.

“I think he’s hopeful he can come back and play and we’d love to see him come back and play at some point,” Saban said. “But it’s certainly not now.”

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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