Nick Saban: Two LBs out for season, two others have significant injuries

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday that linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis have been lost for the season.

Miller suffered a biceps injury while Lewis suffered an elbow injury during Alabama’s 24-7 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

“Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis will be out for the year,” Saban said. “Both of them have season-ending surgeries coming up.”

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Miller and Lewis were two of Alabama’s top outside linebackers, which means young players must step up for Alabama.

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.

Saban also updated the status of Rashaan Evans (groin) and Anfernee Jennings (ankle).

“Rashaan Evans and Anfernee Jennings both have — I would call them — significant injuries that won’t be long-term,” Saban said. “We would just list them as questionable. They’ll be day-to-day, but uncertain as to when they will be able to come back and play. We’re hopeful that it’ll be sooner rather than later.”

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.

Saban said running back Josh Jacobs will practice some this week, but he’s unsure if Jacobs will be able to play on Saturday.

Jacobs missed the opener, and has also missed significant practice time due to a hamstring injury.

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