Alabama star RB Bo Scarbrough suffers fractured bone in his leg, won't need surgery

Update: Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has a fractured bone in his lower right leg, but will not require surgery, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban, who released a statement confirming the news on Tuesday afternoon.

"Bo Scarbrough suffered a fracture to his right lower leg during the game. The injury is non-surgical and we anticipate he will make a full recovery."

The loss of Scarbrough was noticeable in Alabama's offensive attack. The Crimson Tide had just four running plays involving running backs for 24 yards after Scarbrough went down with an injury -- and half of those came on the first run by Damien Harris.

Original story

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough left Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship in the third quarter due to a leg injury.

Scarbrough stayed down on the ground after being dragged down from behind and hobbled to the sideline before heading to the locker room. He later emerged from the tunnel and returned to the Alabama sideline, but once there he was placed in the Alabama injury tent.

According to the television broadcast, Scarbrough suffered an injury to his right leg and was questionable to return, but never did so.

The loss of Scarbrough is a major blow for the Alabama offense. Before leaving the game,he had rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Freshman QB Jalen Hurts had an incredible touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to give Alabama the lead, but outside of that, the Tide struggled to run the ball after Scarbrough departed.

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Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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