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Alabama linebacker misses Sugar Bowl practice with an apparent arm injury

Alabama LB Jaylen Moody (#42) on the field versus Utah State
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The University of Alabama football team arrived safely at Caesars Superdome on Monday for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

On Tuesday, the Crimson Tide practiced and the media had a 15-minute window to view it.

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Several reporters saw veteran inside linebacker Jaylen Moody standing off to the side. His right arm was in a sling, signaling an apparent injury. He did not practice, despite getting some work on an exercise bike. Moody, a fifth-year senior from South Carolina, played 10 games this year with eight starts at weakside linebacker. He recorded 50 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks, a quarterback hurry, and a fumble recovery. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder battled a couple of injuries, including a bruised kidney. He is one of Alabama’s most vital players on special teams and brings a wealth of knowledge to the linebacker room.

Deontae Lawson, a redshirt freshman, is Moody’s backup.

He will be ready if the veteran does not go against Kansas State on Saturday.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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