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Tide ‘hopeful’ McCarron injury nothing serious

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No. 1 Alabama’s sixth-straight win to start the 2012 season was and will continue to be, at least for the short-term, tinged with uncertainty as it pertains to a key piece of the Tide’s offensive puzzle.

In the third quarter of the 42-10 romp over Missouri, starting quarterback AJ McCarron went down with a knee injury.  After being tended to on the field by UA medical personnel for several minutes, he walked off the field under his own power.  He briefly returned to the game with a hefty brace before head coach Nick Saban emptied his roster in the fourth quarter.

Following the game, Saban said the program is “hopeful that he won’t have issues and he’ll be able to play in the future.”  He added that the team physician Dr. Lyle Cain “wants to take a look at it in 24 hours and see where we’re at” as to the actual severity of the injury.

While they may certainly give some pause as to the actual extent of the injury, the fact that the doctor allowed McCarron back into what was at the time a 28-10 game bodes well for the extended prognosis.

“He said he could play, he was able to go back in the game and AJ wanted to go back in the game,” Saban said. “As long as the doctor said it was OK for him to go back in the game, I was OK with him going back in the game.

“(We were) certainly not to where you get concerned about ‘is this game over?’ because they’re one score away from getting back in the game.”

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6 Responses to “Tide ‘hopeful’ McCarron injury nothing serious”
  1. southernpatriots says: Oct 14, 2012 9:40 AM

    My prayers and thoughts are with AJ. I wish him well and that he recovers quickly into fullness of health. He has done a great job at Alabama and they need him down the stretch.

    Knee injuries can be very serious, but I hope it is something like just a twist or slight sprain. The SEC plays “smash mouth” football, which can result at any moment with an injury. Hopefully, not serious, but an injury.

    Best to AJ (at least until Baton Rouge…smile).

  2. novoodoo4409 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:38 AM

    I bet the rednecks are very nervous in Tuskeyloser….

  3. mshassen2015 says: Oct 14, 2012 12:21 PM

    I hope this young man will be ok, as far as the Tide, I’m sure they will just roll out another Quarter back and keep on winning like nothing has happened… They are a very deep talented team..

  4. Deb says: Oct 14, 2012 2:07 PM

    @mshassen2015 …

    Yes, the Tide is blessed with talent, but QB is a different animal … a little tougher to replace than other positions. They said during the game it was a bruised knee, and it looked on replay as though he just tweaked it … although we’ve all seen players fall down without being touched and wind up with devastating injuries.

    Thanks, all, for the good wishes. It was a good sign that he was able to go back in.

  5. kozbee says: Oct 14, 2012 7:17 PM

    Bama had that game wrapped up going into the second half,coach should of replaced AJ and gave another QB some playing time.JMO

  6. greggatx says: Oct 18, 2012 12:21 PM

    Not a Tide fan but hope he’s ok and wish him well. Hook’em Horns!!

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