TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Saturday that tight end Miller Forristall could be out for the year with an ACL injury.
Saban said Forristall would have an MRI on Sunday, and added that he’d be out for the year if the tests confirm his injury.
Forristall was knocked out of Alabama’s 41-23 win over Colorado State in Bryant-Denny Stadium. After making a catch and turning up field, Forristall took a big hit from two defenders and was slow to get up. He had to be helped to the sideline and into Alabama’s medical tent by the Crimson Tide’s training staff.
Forristall emerged from the tent and was able to walk on his own, but he still limped. He was taken to the locker room from there.
The catch was Forristall’s first of the season. Forristall caught 5 passes for 73 yards as a true freshman last season.
Losing Forristall means Alabama is down to two tight ends who have played in Irv Smith Jr. and Hale Hentges.
Alabama (3-0) travels to Nashville to face Vanderbilt next Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.