Alabama football: Nick Saban confirms he isn’t a doctor while updating injury status of Minkah Fitzpatrick, Nigel Knott
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban updated the injury status of star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive back Nigel Knott on Wednesday.
During practice on Wednesday, Fitzpatrick (hamstring) continued to work in his normal spot. Fitzpatrick is still wearing a support strip on his left hamstring, but he showed no signs of being limited. As always, Fitzpatrick worked with the ones in Alabama’s dime package.
“I’m not a doctor,” Saban said when asked about Fitzpatrick. “One of the most difficult things to do is to coach injured players, because you ask me if I think he’s close to full health. Again, did you ever see that series on TV called ‘The Good Doctor’ where the guy is really smart and he figures out things that nobody else can figure out? I’m not there. I’m not there. If I was, I’d be working in that hospital probably.
“He’s done well in practice. He’s worked, he’s got his reps, so he’s going to be prepared to play in the game. We’ll make a decision based on whether he thinks he can do his job when the time comes.”
Knott was spotted on crutches in the facility on Wednesday. Knott had a brace on his knee/leg. Saban was short on Knott’s status.
“He’s out,” Saban said.
Alabama football continues its SEC grind with a trip to Starkville, Miss., for a matchup vs. Mississippi State on Saturday, November 11, 2017.