Saban Provides Injury Update After Start of Fall Practice
Alabama football head coach Nick Saban spoke to the media on Sunday morning after a week filled with activities and interviews for the start of fall camp. The seven-time national champion gave an update on the current injuries on the Tide roster.
"Obviously Cam Latu is the guy that you asked me about. He has a minor knee injury, he's going to be out a couple of weeks. I don't know exactly how long that is. It happened about 10 days ago. These things usually go day to day," said Saban.
The starting tight end had a career-best season last year, appearing in 15 games, snagging 26 receptions for 410 yards and eight touchdowns.
"We had [Isaiah] Hastings came in with an injury, we fix. He'll be back shortly probably," said Saban.
Hastings is a class of 2022 recruit who is starting the first chapter of his college career this fall. The four-star defensive lineman ranked No. 219 nationally, No. 29 in lineman, and No. 26 in the state of Fla., according to 247Sports.
"Elijah Pritchett tore his pec in the weight room a while back in the summer so he'll be out for a little while," said Saban.
Similarly to Hastings, Pritchett is a freshman who is coming into his first collegiate season. He is a top-five offensive tackle from his class and is projected to be the No. 4 left tackle according to Ourlads.
"Earl Little had a shoulder injury that was bothering him so we decided to fix it, so he'll be out for a little while as well," said Saban.
The freshman is projected to be the No. 4 cornerback this upcoming season.
"Aaron Anderson has a little knee injury but he'll probably be back in a few weeks as well," said Saban.
Anderson was spotted on social media in early July with crutches, however nothing was said publicly about an injury.
Saban also hinted at a possible injury to Louisville transfer Tyler Harrell.
"Tyler [Harrell] has been sort of in and out a little bit to this point. He has been able to practice on a daily basis but not 100%. I do think that he has shown that he has a lot of ability. We just need to get it channeled in the right direction so that we can use him in a way that's going to be most productive for him and for us," said Saban.
The Alabama Crimson Tide's revenge tour starts on September 3, 2022, against Utah State. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CST on the SEC Network. Radio coverage will be on Tide 100.9 and the Tide 100.9 app, which is free to download in the App Store.