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Alabama WR Xavier Williams will not play in 2021 due to medical issues

Xavier Williams catches a pass at practice
Photo by Kent Gidley

Alabama’s offense will be down one receiver for the foreseeable future.

During his post practice press conference on Wednesday, head coach Nick Saban was asked about redshirt junior wide receiver Xavier Williams and his absence from the team.

Saban responded with the news that Williams would not be playing this season due to some medical issues which he did not specify.

“Ziggy has some medical issues that’s keeping him out,” Saban said. “Without saying what, he’s medically not going to play this year.”

Williams did participate in the Crimson Tide’s spring game back in April but is currently no listed on the team’s roster. He has also not entered the transfer portal.

The Hollywood, Florida, native appeared in six games in 2020 where he caught three passes for 24 yards with one of them coming against Ohio State in the national championship game.

This post will be updated.

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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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