Nick Saban Gives Latest Update on Bryce Young’s Status
Alabama football head coach Nick Saban gave the latest update on quarterback Bryce Young during "Hey Coach," on Thursday evening.
"Bryce has been able to practice some this week. But, there's no real bad damage or anything like that in his shoulder, so this is not a long-term thing. He still has some soreness. We'll have to make a game-time decision, before the game in pre-game, to see if he can throw the ball well enough to go out there and do this job," said Saban.
The Heisman winner exited the game against Arkansas in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. He was looked at in the medical tent, evaluated in the locker room, and came back to the sideline in his uniform but never went back into the game.
The seven-time national champion confirmed in his post-game press conference on Saturday night that Young had an AC sprain in his shoulder and was day-to-day.
"Bryce is a great competitor, he'll want to go out there and play the best he can. But sometimes you got to protect players from themselves because they got to be able to go out there and create value for themselves and be healthy enough to do it. You know, the right way. He's a sharp guy. And I think he'll, he'll know whether he can go out there and do it and we'll be able to make the decision based on that. So this is really and truly will be a pre-game decision," said Saban.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. CT. Radio coverage can be found on Tide 100.9 and 95.3 The Bear.