Given the next opponent, it appears Alabama is already leaning heavily toward erring on the side of caution when it comes to one of its top offensive playmakers.
In the first half of Alabama’s come-from-behind win over Ole Miss, ArDarius Stewart sustained an injury to one of his knees. After the game, Nick Saban confirmed that the wide receiver had sustained a sprain that’s not believed to be serious.
The head coach also allowed that Stewart could miss the Tide’s next game.
“Hopefully he will be back in a couple of weeks,” Saban said.
With Kent State on tap in Week 4, it appears very likely that ‘Bama will hold Stewart out this coming Saturday if he’s anything less than 100-percent healthy. The following weekend, they will continue SEC play against Kentucky — so they could also be cautious that weekend as well.
Through three games, Stewart leads the Tide with 203 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns and a 22.6 yards per catch average. His nine receptions are second to All-SEC receiver Calvin Ridley‘s 11.