Three Alabama Starters To Be Monitored This Week With Nagging Injuries
Running back T.J. Yeldon, wide receiver DeAndrew White and kicker Adam Griffith will all be "day-to-day" and evaluated this week due to nagging injuries, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday.
"... we’re trying to evaluate and make sure that we can sort of get these guys to where they’re a little closer to 100 percent," he said.
Yeldon sprained his foot at Tennessee on Oct. 25, then did the same to his ankle at LSU two weeks ago. He carried the ball 16 times for 72 yards and a touchdown against Mississippi State last Saturday.
White suffered a hamstring injury against the Bulldogs on Saturday that forced him to miss a few series but did not return in the game. White has dealt with numerous injuries this season, including a separated shoulder sustained in the season opener against West Virginia and a foot injury.that forced him to miss the Ole Miss game.
Griffith has an undisclosed injury that Saban isn't willing to elaborate further on that has bothered him for the past month. Griffith made a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter last Saturday but missed from 37 yards out in the third quarter. For the season, Griffith has made 12-of-18 field goal attempts.
When asked if JK Scott could see time at kicker this week during practice and even in this Saturday's game against Western Carolina, Saban said it was a possibility.
"We certainly have a lot of confidence that JK can kickoff and kick long field goals," he said. "We may look at some other guys that we have in the program and see if they’re a little more consistent on short field goals. That’s something that we’ll probably evaluate through the week this week."