An otherwise successful Friday afternoon scrimmage suffered a damper as freshman running back Bo Scarbrough endured a knee injury toward the end of the day’s work. Head coach Nick Saban confirmed the injury, the severity of which was not yet known at press time.
“You’ve got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don’t speculate on these kind of injuries,” Saban told AL.com Friday. “We’ll see, and we’ll let you know when we find out.”
A former five-star in Alabama’s class of 2014, Scarbrough is a Derrick Henry-type presences that just so happens to be one of the few able bodies in Tuscaloosa capable of backing up Henry. According to AL.com, Scarbrough clocked a 4.53 40-yard dash, benched 405 pounds and bounded a team-best 10 feet, six inches on the broad jump.
Outside of Scarbrough, Kenyan Drake is the only experienced help Alabama returns for Henry in the backfield.
“Bo was doing pretty well,” Saban said. “But we’ve had a lot of injuries, suspensions, and lost some people at that position. So what seemed like a pretty strong position depth-wise has gotten a little thin.”
Additionally, Friday’s news is the continuation of a troubling multi-year trend for the talented runner.
@AaronSuttles broken ankle freshman,torn ACL sophomore and high ankle sprain junior year. They were all season ending injuries.
— Trey Burkhalter (@Burk_UA) April 3, 2015
11:29 p.m. Update: Scarbrough has suffered a torn ACL according to the Tuscaloosa News.