TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided an injury updates on defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand and cornerback Trevon Diggs during his postgame news conference.
Both Hand and Diggs left Alabama’s 66-3 win over Ole Miss Saturday with injuries.
Saban said Hand likely has an MCL strain and will be evaluated on Sunday. Saban said Diggs has a foot injury that will also be evaluated on Sunday.
Hand was knocked out midway through the third quarter. He had to be helped off the field by the training staff, and was not able to put any weight on his left leg. Hand was taken into Alabama’s medical tent. Hand had 3 total tackles, including 1 sack, before he left the game.
Pissed about this #Hand chop Block needs to be eliminated out of the Game!
— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) October 1, 2017
Diggs left the game late in the second quarter and did not return. He was spotted on the sideline in street clothes early in the third quarter. Diggs was on crutches with a boot on his right foot.
Diggs had some nice punt returns against Ole Miss, but also fumbled his final return of the game.
Diggs opened the season as one of Alabama’s starting cornerbacks, but was replaced by former walk-on Levi Wallace. Wallace has played well all season. He intercepted two passes on the night, returning one for a touchdown.
Freshman Henry Ruggs III stepped in as Alabama’s punt returner with Diggs out.
Alabama travels to College Station, Texas to face Texas A&M next Saturday.
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