Ahead of their momentous matchup with LSU the weekend after next, Alabama learned its depth has taken a little bit of an injury hit.
In a release, the Tide confirmed that freshman offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Head coach Nick Saban said Kouandjio will require surgery to repair the damage.
Additionally, senior linebacker Alex Watkins will likely be out for 2-3 weeks with a broken arm. Both players suffered their injuries during Saturday’s win over Tennessee.
“Even though those two guys aren’t starters, they’re guys that have made a lot of contribution, especially to the depth of our team,” Saban said in a statement.
Kouandjio played in seven of eight games as a reserve at offensive tackle. Watkins has seen playing time in every game to this point and has 13 total tackles with one sack and a forced fumble. He’s also a contributor on special teams.