Petty’s Injury Reported as a Strain
Alabama’s junior shooting guard John Petty’s elbow injury is just a sprain according to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. Petty could return prior to the end of the regular season but at the least he is expected to return for the SEC tournament. Petty is the leading rebounder for the Crimson Tide, averaging 6.6 rebounds per game and the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 15 points per game.
Petty went down midway through the first half in the most recent game against Mississippi State with a right elbow injury. The Crimson Tide missed Petty’s presence and lost to the Bulldogs 80-73. Petty is the leading 3-point shooter in the SEC making 85 shots beyond the arc this season. He is second in the conference in 3-point percentage connecting on 45% of his attempts this season. Alabama has three games remaining before the SEC tournament. Head Coach Nate Oats is scheduled to speak to the media today and will likely give an update on Petty’s availability in the next game against South Carolina.