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Trent Richardson may miss another game

Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:55 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Alabama running back Trent Richardson hasn't played since scoring a touchdown during the Tide's loss to LSU nearly a week and a half ago, thanks to a knee injury he suffered on the play.  Which means that Alabama's two-headed monster at running back was just a one-headed Heisman Trophy winner, Mark Ingram against Mississippi State last Saturday.  Which didn't really seem to hurt Alabama all that much during its 30-10 win.

The Tide now have a short week, as they're going to be hosting Georgia State on Thursday night, and Richardson's status for the game is still up in the air.  Though Nick Saban did sound optimistic that Richardson could play in the game.

"He actually wanted to play in the last game, but we didn't feel like he'd practiced enough or he was ready enough," Saban told the "I still think we have to evaluate that day-to-day. It will be interesting. He really didn't do anything on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, so he's had three recovery days as well as rehab days to see where he is today, and that will determine a lot as to how ready he will be to play in this game and what contribution he'll be able to make."

Which is good to hear if you're Richardson, but seriously, what exactly would be the point of playing Richardson against Georgia State if you're Alabama?  You aren't going to need him to win this game, as the rest of the starters will probably be out of the game before the end of the third quarter.  So why risk having Richardson aggravate the knee injury in a game he isn't needed when there's that whole Iron Bowl looming on the horizon?

Last I checked, that game means more.

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 5:24 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

Soesahed, do you even watch college fottball, or do you just make stupid comments for your own enjoyment? Alabama has played, Penn State, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Ole Miss, LSU, and Mississippi State. Im not sure who your team is, because you were to chicken to say, but I bet if they were in the SEC they would end with, at best a 7-4 record. Of those teams listed as Bama opponents - 5 of them were ranked when Bama played them. You might want to do a little research before you open your ignorant pie-hole again.

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 4:16 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

Yeah, Tom, I am sure Alabama is terrified about Richardson not playing again GA ST. They are trying to get him well for the Auburn game, Duh!!!!

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2010 4:13 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

To Soesahed,
in case you didnt notice, the SEC has won the last three national titles in a row and have the best records against other DIV 1 schools.basically, they usually only lose to other SEC teams...thats why they are the toughest in the land.Dont Hate.

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:46 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

Oh god now what is Alabama gunna do!? I dont know if they can beat Georgia STATE now guys! I mean you never know when one of these D2 teams goes up against the mighy SEC whats gunna happen.

I think this may give Ga State a chance? Who's with me!?

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 12:51 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

Why is Alabama playing Georgia State this late in the season.  This is like USC playing USD or Ohio State playing Dayton the week before the Michigan game.  No wonder the SEC thinks its the toughest in the land...compared to the teams they play like Georgia State. McNeese State, or Louisiana Monroe, they are.  But they never play top schools until the season is over.

Since: Dec 8, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2010 12:26 pm

Trent Richardson may miss another game

Big story.  I'm sure they'll really struggle now against the likes of Ga State.  Now if he were at Florida and not playing against App State, I'd be worried.

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