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Saban says McCarron’s hand ‘is fine’


Toward the end of No. 1 Alabama’s 52-0 shellacking of Arkansas, the television cameras zoomed in to catch the right (throwing) hand of AJ McCarron‘s being heavily wrapped with tape on the sidelines.

The starting quarterback had his hand stepped on after a mishandled snap down by the goal line earlier in the game, and the sight of the stealth Heisman contender being attended to likely caused a heart or two in and around Tuscaloosa to skip a beat.

Don’t fret, Tide Nation.  Dr. Saban says all is well with the signal caller.

“He is fine,” Nick Saban told reporters following the game.  “He played with it. It didn’t bother him. He could have continued to play if we needed him to. It’s bruised.”

The issue is not expected to have any impact on the QB’s availability for the first half of next weekend’s shredding of FAU.

Against the Razorbacks, McCarron completed 11-of-16 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in limited action.  For the season, the junior has completed just over 64 percent of his passes and thrown seven touchdowns versus zero interceptions in 56 attempts.

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5 Responses to “Saban says McCarron’s hand ‘is fine’”
  1. normtide says: Sep 15, 2012 10:47 PM

    As I am sure that Arkansas can attest, losing your starting qb can derail your season. While bama don’t rely on the qb as much as other teams, I am not sure we can be the same without AJ. The defense can probably carry us the next two weeks. Get will kid, the meat of our schedule is still ahead of us.

  2. neauxgeaux44 says: Sep 16, 2012 12:32 AM

    Who won the redneck – hillbillies bowl?

  3. neauxgeaux44 says: Sep 16, 2012 7:54 AM

    In other news, little Nicky Says that Tuskeyloser is not full of rednecks, trailer and Jerry springer fans as previously reported….

  4. miserynmossouri says: Sep 16, 2012 10:09 AM

    Neauxgeaux44…I have been to Loserana and I can tell you that place is more of an armpit than Alabama. I amosy had to relocate there but told my boss that i couldnt so that to my family. I am not from either state, nor do I currently live in either, so consider this an unbiased opinion.

  5. frank booth says: Sep 16, 2012 12:11 PM

    Saban also reported that his right hand is fine and he uses it often.

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