Cam Robinson Not Ruled Out For LSU

Alabama freshman left tackle Cameron Robinson may not make first team All-Southeastern Conference at left tackle, this year, but it won't be because he didn't play well enough for that honor. Thus it was understandable that there was concern in the Crimson Tide camp when Robinson went down with a leg injury in Bama's last game at Tennessee.

Although the Alabama nation had its share of rumors to worry over, all Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said in Bama's open date was that Robinson would be out "a couple of weeks." On Monday, after a bye week between Tennessee and LSU, Saban said that Robinson has not been ruled out of this week's game in Baton Rouge.

"We haven't ruled him out of the game," Saban said prior to Monday's practice. "We'll have to see how he progresses this week. He has run on the treadmill and done well at that. We'll see how he moves around today...not really in practice, but just on the side. If he continues to make progress, he could be a guy that could be available for the game."

If Robinson is available it could be all hands on deck for fourth-ranked Alabama (7-1 overall, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) at No. 14 LSU (7-2, 3-2) on Saturday night in Baton Rouge. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. CST with television coverage by CBS.

Saban had other injury updates that were good and also good news on a suspension.

He said the only other Tider (other than Kenyan Drake, who is out for the year) who might miss practice Monday is right guard Alphonse Taylor. Saban said, "He had a little bit of a concussion last week, but he should be okay by [Tuesday]. We're just kind of being cautious with it.

He was asked about tailback Derrick Henry's sore shoulder and said, "He's fine."

Saban didn't even mention two starters who were held out of drills during the open week, tailback T.J. Yeldon and tight end Brian Vogler.

The Tide head coach also reported that tailback Tyren Jones, who had been suspended from the team, is back with the Tide.


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