Tide Nation, it’s apparently safe to take a deep breath and exhale.
Starting quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of No. 1 Alabama’s win over Missouri Saturday and, after a brief reappearance, watched the remainder of the blowout from the sidelines. Head coach Nick Saban said after the game that the program’s medical personnel would reevaluate the junior in 24 hours; during the unveiling of the first BcS rankings Sunday night, Saban allowed his starter was “doing fine.”
At his weekly Monday press conference, Saban reiterated that stance.
“AJ’s OK,” Saban said. “He has a bruised knee. He’s still sore. He will try to do some things in practice today.”
The Tide will travel to Tennessee Saturday looking to extend its winning streak to 11 games dating back to last season.