Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Austin Shepherd (79) - Ryan Kelly (70) - Chad Lindsay (78) and Kellen Williams (63) during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama's Ryan Kelly a game-time decision for Iron Bowl

Due a sprained knee suffered in practice on Tuesday, Alabama Crimson Tide center Ryan Kelly is considered to be a game-time decision for the Iron Bowl this weekend.

Kelly was dressed for practice on Wednesday but didn’t fully participate. Junior Chad Lindsay took reps with the first-string while senior Kellen Williams took the second-string reps.

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said Kelly’s knee injury wasn’t serious. He also praised Lindsay’s performance:

Chad did great when he played. We played great in the offensive line and he did a really good job. We have every confidence in him.


Ryan has a little more experience because he’s played more, mostly this year, but Chad did a really good job for us and we have every confidence in him. It’s an opportunity for him. If Ryan can’t play, I’m sure he’ll do a good job for us (

The Iron Bowl — which is kind of a big deal, in case you didn’t know — will be televised on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.


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