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Nick Saban provides an injury update on Alabama WR John Metchie

John Metchie (#8) with a touchdown catch for Alabama versus Georgia in 2021 SEC Championship Game
Photo by Skylar Lien via SEC Media Portal

Alabama has won back-to-back SEC Championships, but this victory came at a cost.

John Metchie, a junior wide receiver, suffered an injury in the first half. He did not return to the matchup as the Crimson Tide earned a stunning 41-24 upset win over Georgia. Metchie totaled six receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown.

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Alabama is down three running backs, and now Metchie is listed as “Out” per Nick Saban.

If the injury is serious, it would be a blow to Alabama’s offense. Metchie is one of two 1,000-yard receivers (1,045) for the Tide and has eight touchdowns. The talented Canadian has four 100-yard outings and is one of Bryce Young’s go-to targets.

Alabama has seen Ja’Corey Brooks, Traeshon Holden, and Slade Bolden step up.

The Tide will need contributions from other “Rydeouts,” if Metchie is lost for the College Football Playoff.

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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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