OXFORD, Miss. — Multiple Alabama players left the game with injuries during the Crimson Tide’s 48-43 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.
Linebacker Reuben Foster, wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, safety Eddie Jackson and cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick all had to be helped off at different points.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said Stewart is the only player who will be “questionable for next week.” Saban expects the others to be fine going forward. Alabama hosts Kent State next Saturday.
Stewart suffered a knee sprain in the first quarter. He returned to the sideline but did not re-enter the game.
“We don’t think it’s severe, but we’ll make sure of all that,” Saban said. “Hopefully, he’ll be back in a couple of weeks.”
Foster was dealing with cramps. He left the game before eventually re-entering for one play. He had to be carted to the locker room to receive an IV.
Saban said players and coaches were getting IVs after the game but joked that he didn’t need one.
Jackson left the game in the fourth quarter. Jackson said he had a bruise on his shin during his post-game interview. Jackson was wearing a protective boot but said the injury wasn’t serious.
Fitzpatrick took a knee to the back of the head and was down on the field for a few minutes before being helped off. He was spotted after the game and showed no lingering effects of an injury.
He never left the game, but Saban said quarterback Jalen Hurts sprained a wrist in the second quarter. Saban said it initially affected how Hurts threw the ball, but added that he threw it better later in the game.