TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama right guard Alphonse Taylor has missed the Crimson Tide’s last four games, and his status going forward is still uncertain.
Taylor, a senior, hasn’t played since he suffered a concussion against Arkansas on Oct. 8.
He didn’t travel to Tennessee (Oct. 15) or LSU (Nov. 5). Taylor dressed for the Texas A&M game (Oct. 22), but did not play. Taylor was not spotted on the sideline during Alabama’s 51-3 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.
“I think that’s a medical decision,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday. “I’m not assuming that he is going to come back. It will be a bonus if he did. I don’t think he will based on the amount of time that we’ve had.
“It’s something that we’re still evaluating, but it’s something that we’re not counting on.”
Taylor started all 15 games at right guard during Alabama’s national championship run this season.
He missed the Crimson Tide’s season opener this year due to a suspension stemming from arrest for driving under the influence. He regained the starting job vs. Ole Miss, and earned two starts this year.
Sophomore Lester Cotton has started in Taylor’s place this season.