TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough has missed the last two days of practice, but Alabama coach Nick Saban said it’s nothing to worry about.
“Bo has been ill for two days,” Saban said Saturday. “Very, pretty sick. I’m talking about ill enough to be in bed. We don’t think this is a serious illness or anything like that, but it is something that we didn’t think it would be good for him not to be in a position where he could be resting.”
Running back Josh Jacobs was held out for the second straight scrimmage. Jacobs was unable to practice this week because of a hamstring injury.
“He’s still day to day as to when he’ll be able to come back and start working again,” Saban said.
Walk-on wide receiver Donnie Lee Jr. was injured during the scrimmage on Saturday.
“Donnie Lee, who has been a very productive, good team player for us, got a knee injury today,” Saban said. “We’ll have to confirm the seriousness of that for us with an MRI.”
Scarbrough was in the midst of a postseason to remember in 2016 when he sustained a broken right leg in the national championship game against Clemson. He ran for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns in the SEC Championship Game vs. Florida, then rushed for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns in Alabama’s semifinal win over Washington. Scarbrough ran for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns against Clemson before sustaining his leg injury in the third quarter.
Jacobs rushed for 564 yards and 4 touchdowns on 86 carries as a freshman last season. He also had 166 receiving yards.