ATLANTA — The physicality on Saturday took its toll on Alabama football.
Four Crimson Tide linebackers were knocked out of Alabama’s 24-7 victory against Florida State, and weren’t able to return.
“Rashaan Evans has a groin. They’ll have to check it out,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said Saturday night. “He couldn’t play in the second half. Terrell Lewis has an elbow injury. His status is very questionable. Christian Miller has a biceps injury, very questionable, and Anfernee Jennings has a sprained ankle and could not play in the second half. So, we had four linebackers, three outside backers and an inside backer that didn’t play much in the second half.”
Evans didn’t play at all in the second half. Evan had 5 tackles and 1 pass breakup before he left the contest. Keith Holcombe and sophomore Mack Wilson filled in for Evans at inside linebacker.
Lewis was spotted wearing a sling on his right arm. Lewis finished with 5 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss.
Miller, who has also been dealing with a hamstring injury, had 3 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss.
Jennings was not credited with any stats.
Alabama hosts Fresno State next Saturday, and Colorado State the following week so there will be time to rest players and give young guys reps in the coming weeks.
Saban didn’t mention him, but safety Hootie Jones was spotted with a sling on his right arm.
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