A win is a win, as they say, but Alabama’s 33-14 victory over Ole Miss Saturday night came at a cost.
The Crimson Tide saw some major playmakers go down with injuries and not return.
The first was starting wide receiver DeAndrew White, who was carted off to the locker room with a knee injury just three plays into the game. He emerged later on the sideline sporting street clothes and crutches.
Quarterback A.J. McCarron kind of hinted that White’s injury could be severe, saying, “Now that DeAndrew is out, we are going to need more guys to step up and make plays for us.”
Head coach Nick Saban said that White will be evaluated Sunday.
Cornerback Deion Belue was next. After making four tackles and an interception in the first half, he didn’t emerge from the locker room after halftime. Saban said Belue injured his shoulder, but doesn’t believe it to be serious.
“It’s a week or two type deal,” Saban said. “He’s hurting right now, but I don’t really feel like it’s something that’s going to keep him out for a long time.”
In the second half, running back Dee Hart hurt his knee after a punt return, but was able to jog off the field after team trainers helped him to his feet. Mentioning ‘Hart’ and ‘knee’ and ‘injury’ in the same sentence is worrisome because he tore his ACL last summer. Saban said he will also be evaluated Sunday.
Defensive end Ed Stinson was taken to the locker room at the tail end of the game with what looked to be a cramp in his leg. Saban didn’t mention him in his post-game injury report, leading one to believe it was minor.
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