Alabama running back Damien Harris returns to practice
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama senior running back Damien Harris was back at practice after suffering a mild concussion against The Citadel on Saturday.
Harris was wearing a black, no-contact jersey during the individual drills reporters were allowed to observe on Tuesday afternoon.
Nick Saban had said on Monday that Harris was making good progress, but still had some hurdles to clear in concussion protocol before being able to return to practice.
"As everyone knows, we have a concussion protocol," the coach said. "Because we have a baseline test on every player and when a player gets back to his baseline _ this was called a mild concussion, and hopefully he'll be back to his baseline soon and he can resume activity when that occurs."
(Note: Harris can be seen in the background of the accompanying video.)
Meanwhile, on the offense line, seniors Lester Cotton Jr. and Joshua Casher were both working with the first-team offensive line although reporters did see a drive in which sophomore Deonte Brown (turf toe) was working beside junior left tackle Jonah Williams.
Alex Leatherwood (ankle) was being held out of anything with contact. True freshman Tommy Brown was working with the second unit at right guard.
Quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa (knee) and Jalen Hurts (ankle) were going through drills like usual. On the defensive line senior reserve Johhny Dwight was limited.
Former Alabama linebacker Chavis Williams was among those watching from the sideline.
The Crimson Tide was in full pads outside. Conditions were 52 degrees and windy, which made it feel colder, especially when not in the sun.
The forecast for Saturday is party cloudy and 66 degrees, but there's a 100 percent chance of rain Friday night.
QUICK CORRECTION: Freshman Emil Ekiyor Jr. was working at right guard with the second team. Tommy Brown was at right tackle and Matt Womack was not on the field during the viewing.