The Texas A&M Aggies and head coach Kevin Sumlin know the importance of being at full strength and having your full compliment of weapons available when facing a team like Alabama.
To be competitive in this weekend's match-up with the Tide, Sumlin who outright avoids discussing injuries, could only offer up that he "feels good" about the overall health of his squad on Tuesday during his weekly press conference.
Although he wasn't interested in giving much more in terms of specifics, he did talk about the importance of how the team approached not only the bye week but the weeks leading up to it, in order to be healthy at this junction.
"It was a good situation for us and our guys approached it in the right way," Sumin said Tuesday about the bye week. "We’ve had a little different plan this year than what we have done, without going into it. I think our guys were at a point where they needed it and it came at the right time. We were able really to get through the two weeks prior, going to South Carolina without four of our best players and winning and then limping through and beating Tennessee not at one hundred percent so that came at the right time for us and we were able to utilize it and get back to work this week."
The Aggies are expected to have Myles Garrett, who sustained a lower leg injury in the Arkansas game September 24, back at least close to full strength. The All-American candidate played at a self proclaimed 70 percent in the win over Tennessee and was still effective in stretches.
One player who has yet to return from an injury sustained in the Arkansas win was receiver Ricky Seals-Jones who is expected to be back for this week's top ten match-up in Bryant-Denney Stadium.
The Crimson Tide are big home favorites this weekend as the Aggies come into town and health is a concern it looks like the Aggies will be able to move forward without after a fruitful bye week.