Nick Saban Provides Injury Updates on LaBryan Ray, Ronald Williams, and Deonte Brown

Nick Saban revealed during his Wednesday press conference that the defensive end is still dealing with an elbow sprain likely causing him to miss this weekend's game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It doesn't sound like University of Alabama defensive end LaBryan Ray, who has missed the last two contests with Georgia and Tennessee due to an elbow sprain, is going to suit up against Mississippi State on Saturday night inside Bryant-Denny Stadium at 6 p.m (CT). 

"LaBryan Ray is probably questionable for this game," Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said during his weekly Wednesday evening press conference. "I think we'll probably, to get him right and get him well, it probably would be much better for us to just wait until after this bye week. He's been out there, he's practiced. But he continues to have issues and problems. So we just need to shut him down and let him get healed up so that this is not going to be a problem in the future."

On the other hand, there is good news to report on senior offensive lineman Deonte Brown who dinged his shoulder up in the 48-17 win over the Volunteers. 

"Deonte Brown has practiced every day," Saban said. "That's all I have to say about injuries."

Meanwhile, JUCO transfer cornerback Ronald Williams, who broke his arm near the end of fall camp has returned to practice and could see action as early as Saturday against the Bulldogs. 

"He’s been practicing for the last two weeks, he didn’t go to Tennessee because he was sick but he did practice and we would’ve taken him on the trip," Saban said. "He has practiced all week this week, so, I think he’s feeling more and more comfortable using his arm. It’s healed, he’s been cleared but you know, a player has to get comfortable using whatever was hurt before he’s going to be ready to play but I see significant progress this week."