Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young appeared to injure his shoulder against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. The replay didn’t look great.
Young is among the top-3 Heisman frontrunners, and for good reason. He’s also a projected first-round NFL Draft pick, if not top-10.
So, forgive me when I say that any scratch on his body is rather large news.
Against Arkansas, Young appeared to hurt his upper arm and/or shoulder on one of two plays. First, Young scrambled out of the pocket and was tackled on this play.
The very next play, Young tried to make a normal throw, but went to the medical tent shortly thereafter. He was clearly frustrated.
Bryce Young injury: Should Alabama fans be worried?
Young’s backup quarterback is Jalen Milroe, so in his absence, this is who will lead the offense. The Crimson Tide are talented enough to survive a brief Young injury, but anything that forces him out for some time would absolutely impact their SEC and National Championship hopes.
Of course, we’re a long way from that.
We’ll have more information available shortly.