TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Only in the South.
During Alabama’s break between the SEC Championship Game and the start of bowl practice, one Crimson Tide player suffered an interesting injury.
“Dakota Ball wasn’t out there today,” Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said on Friday. “He actually had a hunting accident, shot his finger. I don’t know what exactly or how long he’ll be out, but we’ll let you know as it goes.”
It’s one of those injuries you don’t often hear about. It also begs the question: How does one shoot their finger?
Shooting yourself in the foot would seem to be the more common occurrence.
Ball is a senior defensive lineman who has provided depth this season. He has played defensive line and tight end during his career. He had 12 tackles on the season with 1 for loss and half a sack, and added 2 quarterback hurries.
In other injury news, Saban said defensive back Tony Brown pulled a muscle during a workout over the break.
In some positive news, Saban said cornerback Marlon Humphrey was “full-go” at practice on Friday. Humphrey missed the SEC Championship Game with a leg injury.