Alabama football: Nick Saban updates injury status of Da’Shawn Hand, Trevon Diggs

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided an injury update on defensive end Da’Shawn Hand and cornerback Trevon Diggs on Monday.

Saban said Hand has an MCL injury that will sideline him for this game, and maybe more.

Saban said Diggs has a foot injury. Diggs is day-to-day, and questionable for the Texas A&M game on Saturday.

Both Hand and Diggs left Alabama’s 66-3 win against Ole Miss Saturday with injuries.

Saban said Hand likely has an left MCL strain and will be evaluated on Sunday. Saban said Diggs has a right foot injury that will also be evaluated on Sunday.

Hand was knocked out midway through the third quarter. He had to be helped from 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 tackles, including 1 sack, before he left the game.

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.

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 2 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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