UPDATE: Robinson returned to the game late in the second quarter, making a tackle on his first drive back.
ATLANTA — The Crimson Tide got back a big-time playmaker on offense Saturday, but a huge piece of the defense was lost — at least momentarily — when lineman A’Shawn Robinson fell to the ground clutching his left arm in the SEC championship game.
Robinson appeared to take the blow while helping teammates sack Florida quarterback Treon Harris in the second quarter. He remained on the turf for more than a minute, and then jogged off with Alabama trainers flanking him.
The All-SEC junior had 39 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks while anchoring the D-line through the first 12 games of the season. You can see the play where Robinson was injured below:
- Alabama’s special teams made some big plays early
- A Crimson Tide star was named Tim Tebow’s “Freak of the Year”
- Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin messed with media during Friday’s practice session
Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson injured his arm. https://t.co/GMsnxa0lQb
— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) December 5, 2015