HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided a positive injury update for running back Bo Scarbrough and linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton on Wednesday.
Saban said both players are progression and should be ready for fall camp with no restrictions.
“Bo has done all of the work all summer long, no restrictions,” Saban said during Day 3 of SEC Media Days. “So, you know, he’s really fine. … Shaun Dion Hamilton, who we held out in the spring, but has done everything all summer long, seems to be getting along really, really well and should not have any restrictions going into fall camp.”
Scarbrough (leg) finished last year with 812 yards and 11 touchdowns. His injury in the national championship game against Clemson completed changed Alabama’s offense. Managing Scarbrough’s carries this season will be important as Alabama looks to keep him healthy for another potential championship run.
Hamilton tore his ACL in the first half of the SEC Championship Game vs. Florida. While going to make a tackle, Hamilton’s foot got stuck in the turf and his knee twisted.
Prior to the injury, Hamilton was in the midst of a breakout junior season for Alabama football. He was third on the team with 64 tackles, including 9 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Hamilton also added 2 interceptions and a forced fumble.
Hamilton will be in charge of making all of the on-field calls and adjustments for the Crimson Tide’s defense this season. He is the next great middle linebacker for Alabama football.