TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban updated the injury status of three Crimson Tide players during his Wednesday news conference.
Running backs B.J. Emmons and Bo Scarbrough and right guard Alphonse Taylor were not spotted at practice during the media viewing period on Wednesday.
“B.J. Emmons sprained his foot. He’s out indefinitely,” Saban said Wednesday. “Bo Scarbrough was ill today. We don’t think it’s something that is real serious, but we’ll take it day-to-day.”
Emmons hasn’t played much in recent weeks, but Scarbrough has been heavily involved in the rotation.
Scarbrough has totaled 306 yards and is second on the team with 5 touchdowns on the season. Scarbrough earned his first career start at Tennessee on Oct. 15.
If Scarbrough is limited, the backfield responsibilities fall to starter Damien Harris and freshman Joshua Jacobs.
Harris leads Alabama with 697 rushing to go with 2 total touchdowns. Harris is averaging 8 yards per carry.
Jacobs has run for 381 rushing yards to go with 3 touchdowns.
Saban said not much has changed with the status of injured right guard Alphonse Taylor. Taylor suffered a concussion at Arkansas on Oct. 8. He has missed Alabama’s last two games.
Taylor wasn’t spotted at practice during the media viewing periods on Tuesday or Wednesday, but Saban said he has been doing a limited amount of work. Sophomore Lester Cotton has started in Taylor’s place.
“He’s at practice. He’s just not able to do a whole lot,” Saban said. “Until he feels like he doesn’t have any issues relative to being able to do a little bit of activity — which he does individual drills — and we kind of take it from there.
“He’s still day-to-day and will stay that way until the medical staff says he’s OK to come back into the lineup.”
No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) travels to Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday for an SEC West clash against No. 13 LSU (5-2, 3-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on CBS.