Alabama injury update: Two key players back at practice, Kenyan Drake close
Alabama is going to be mostly healthy when the Iron Bowl kicks off on Saturday afternoon.
Offensive tackle Dominick Jackson and cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick are back at practice after missing the Charleston Southern game last Saturday.
And No. 2 running back Kenyan Drake could also be on the field at Auburn after fracturing his arm against Mississippi State earlier this month.
“Kenyan Drake’s gonna start doing individual drills this week,” Saban said during his Monday press conference. “It’s day to day to see how he progresses and see how he regains the functional use of his hand and arm.”
The Tide have lost important players this year (top wideout Robert Foster among them), but have been relatively unscathed compared to several SEC rivals, while benefiting from a strong crop of first-year players that includes Fitzpatrick, receiver Calvin Ridley and guard Ross Pierschbacher.
Monday, Saban added that freshman linebacker Keith Holcombe would be “limited” with a sprained knee, but could return this week.