Despite returning to the practice field, Alabama will once again be without sophomore linebacker Drew Sanders for its upcoming game against Mississippi State.
Head coach Nick Saban gave an update on Sanders during his Wednesday press conference.
“He’s not available this week,” Saban said to the media. “He’s out there in pads every day, but it’s not safe for him to use his hand yet.”
Saban announced Sanders’ injury the Monday following Alabama’s win over Ole Miss, and stated that following surgery on his hand, he would be “game-to-game.”
Freshman linebacker Dallas Turner filled in for the injured Sanders in the Crimson Tide’s matchup with Texas A&M last week. In the game Turner recorded five total tackles and one tackle for loss in the 41-38 defeat at the hands of the Aggies.
This post will be updated.
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