Reggie Banks took a helmet to a chin and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures after practice Sunday. An ambulance was brought inside Walker Pavilion to attend to Banks after he was injured in a goal-line scrimmage late in the workout.
"We don't think it's a serious condition, but all precautions are taken by our medical staff," said Houston Nutt as the ambulance arrived during his post-practice session with the media.
Banks walked about 35 yards away from the scrimmage area before trainers and two doctors gently moved him to a prone position. He was responding to commands and could move all limbs.
Earlier in the workout, defensive tackle Titus Peebles left early because of a knee strain. He was taken to the training room after an injury in one-on-one drills with offensive linemen.
The Hogs worked for well over two hours in full pads in what Nutt described as "a good practice. We worked hard and got in some physical work."
The workout included middle drill hitting for the varsity early in the practice and then a 15-minute scrimmage for the younger players, redshirts and walkons.
Ahmad Carroll did not practice because of a minor hamstring pull. He ran on the side and did some ball drills under the watch of Nutt.
"We got in a lot of good fundamental work," Nutt said. "It was good to see some guys like Matt Gilbow, Dedrick Poole, Nate Garner and Clarke Moore out there. Those guys have fought back from injuries. Clarke Moore keeps getting better and better. He is improving. He's come back from a broken leg and shown a lot of courage. I think he'll be ready by the time we get to the bowl."
Nutt said Zac Tubbs has practiced well in the absence of tackle Shawn Andrews, out apparently because of a sinus condition.
"Zac has gotten some snaps during the year, but he's going to have to be ready for a full game," Nutt said. "Is he ready now. I don't know, but I think he will be by the time we play the game."
The Hogs will practice at 1 p.m. Monday as preparations for the Dec. 31 Independence Bowl continue. Nutt said Tuesday's workout will not be in full pads.
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