Nick Saban updates Bo Scarbrough's progress with injury

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama sophomore running back Bo Scarbrough is working to get back on the field after sustaining a sprained knee in the Crimson Tide’s 10-0 win at LSU more than two weeks ago.

Scarbrough did not see action this past weekend in Alabama’s blowout 51-3 win over Mississippi State, and Tide head coach Nick Saban revealed Monday he’s taking a precautionary approach with the tailback, making his status for Saturday’s non-conference game against Chattanooga unclear.

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“Medically, we think he’s OK,” Saban said of Scarbrough. “He just has to go out there right now and get himself back in condition and develop confidence in what he needs to do.

“Like I always say, it’s not just about what the doctor says. It’s also about what the player says. Hopefully he’ll be able to make enough progress in that area this week to be able to come back and contribute in the game.”

Scarbrough has rushed for 358 yards and five touchdowns, trailing on quarterback Jalen Hurts’ 11, on 62 attempts in nine games. His role was increasing before this setback, as he ran for 109 yards and a touchdown at Tennessee.

If Scarbrough can’t go against the Mocs on Saturday, Alabama will be without two of its top-four running backs. Freshman B.J. Emmons is out indefinitely because of a foot injury that required surgery, and that leaves the workload out of the backfield to Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs.

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