Updated 9/7 @ 11:33 a.m. ET: Initially listed as questionable for this Saturday’s game against Alabama, Western Kentucky running back Keshawn Simpson’s status has been updated to “will not play.”
Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement Thursday. Simpson ran for 60 yards last Saturday before sustaining his left knee injury.
WKU is currently a 40-point underdog. Ssh, no one tell Saban.
Frankly, so are the chances the Hilltoppers keep this game close through one half of one quarter, but don’t tell that to Nick Saban or he’ll steal your soul.
The more immediate story is whether Western Kentucky running back Keshawn Simpson will be ready to go against the Tide. Per al.com, Simpson came to practice Tuesday on crutches and sporting a brace on his left knee. The report did not state why Simpson was hampered by his knee.
“He’s getting better daily, but he’s questionable for this week,” coach Willie Taggart said Wednesday.
Simpson ran for 60 yards in WKU’s 49-10 victory over visiting Austin Peay last Saturday. If he’s unable to go this weekend, junior Antonio Andrews and freshman Leon Allen should split the carries.