Alabama injury update: Two key players set to play, Kenyan Drake “anxious” to return
Following up on Monday’s positive injury report, Alabama coach Nick Saban had great news about offensive tackle Dominick Jackson (ankle) and cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) on Wednesday night.
“They both practiced the whole time,” Saban said, “and they’re fine and, we think, ready to play.”
What about running back Kenyan Drake, who fractured his arm two weeks ago?
“We’re kinda taking it day to day,” Saban said. “We’re doing a little bit more with him every day. He’s certainly anxious to get back out there. But, you know, I don’t know if he’s done enough in practice.”
Saban indicated Drake could be a game-time decision before the Iron Bowl.
“I’ll always ask the player when we get to the game if he thinks he’s capable of doing his job well, and I’ll certainly have the conversation with him sometime between now and then,” Saban said.