Alabama star quarterback Bryce Young injured his right shoulder early in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 20 Arkansas. With No. 2 Crimson Tide holding a 14-0 road lead, the Heisman Trophy winner landed awkwardly on his ankles trying to kick the ball out of the pocket.
Despite missing most of the second quarter, Young walked out of the locker room early in the second half. Although he was asked to return to the game, he never set foot on the pitch as substitute Jalen Milroe helped lead the Tide. 49-26 victoire on Razorbacks.
After the game, Alabama coach Nick Saban referred to Young’s injury as a sprained shoulder, although he did not provide further details on Young’s condition at the meeting. ‘coming.
Although Young continued the next play after the fall, he collapsed on the next shot and quickly went to the injury store. He did not appear for the next series, as Milroe led Alabama on two quick drives to give the visitors a 28-0 lead. Between those touchdowns, Young ran to the locker room still carrying his batteries.
Milroe completed 3 of 5 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown to go along with his scoring before halftime; He started the second half for the Marea but only threw 3 more yards on four more attempts. Milroe charged 77 yards on a broken play in the field to set up a touchdown, and running back Jahmyr Gibbs took control of the game with touchdown passes for 72 and 76 yards in the fourth quarter.
Young entered Alabama’s fifth game of the season completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions with two more rushing scores. He was 7 of 13 for 173 yards with a touchdown and a pick before leaving the game.
A potential No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft, Young threw for 4,872 yards on 47 passing touchdowns, three more rushing and seven interceptions as he led the Tide to a second-place finish in the college football playoffs last season.