Trey Sanders out, Joshua McMillon suffers knee injury in scrimmage
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that freshman running back Trey Sanders has a foot injury that will require surgery, and senior linebacker Joshua McMillion suffered a knee injury during Saturday's scrimmage.
Saban called McMillon's injury the "most concerning."
Depth was already a concern at interior linebacker, where McMillon took over for early departure Mack Wilson during the spring.
Sanders is out indefinitely. His injury occurred Thursday, one day after Saban praised the freshman's efforts since arriving:
"Trey Sanders is doing really, really well in camp," the coach had said on Wednesday. "His work ethic is really good. He's learning every day. His attention to detail seems to be pretty good. He's got some ability that may be able to contribute to the team."
Saban also announced that linebacker Dylan Moses has a minor injury and could be back Monday: "No big deal."
Freshman nose tackle DJ Dale has a sprained knee and could be out “for a week or so."
Junior defensive end LaBryan Ray (ankle) is getting close to returning to practice.
Saban called senior offensive lineman Matt Womack as "day-to-day," but didn't disclose his injury.
Alabama will not practice on Sunday.
As for the scrimmage, Saban made a point to praise reserve quarterback Mac Jones: "Mac played well today, Mac had a really good day today. He had a high completion percentage and threw for some big plays, really did a good job, some of it against the first defense."
He also praised the kickers and punters: "They did really well today ... it was really encouraging."