Alabama linebacker Christian Harris was injured during the Tide’s win over Arkansas.
Alabama clinched a berth in the College Football Playoff with their win over Arkansas but it wasn’t all good news for Nick Saban’s team.
On the first defensive play of the game, Will linebacker Christian Harris suffered an injury to his shoulder and was lost for the remainder of the game.
With Alabama playing Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts and the high-scoring Florida Gators in the SEC Championship Game next Saturday, the much-improved Crimson Tide defense needs to be at full strength.
Alabama hopes to get Christian Harris back from injury vs. Florida
After the game, Saban provided an injury update for Harris and whether he can play against Florida or if he’ll miss more time.
“Christian hurt his shoulder,” Saban said via Zoom. “I don’t know exactly how bad it is yet. I don’t know. Doc said they’re gonna do an MRI on him, and he said he didn’t know for sure the extent. But that would determine whether he can come back and play this week or how long he would be out, and I can’t really comment on that right now.”
If Harris is unable to play, Jaylen Moody would start in his absence. Moody played well in relief of Harris, finishing with seven tackles which tied for the team lead against Arkansas.
The results from the MRI will determine whether Harris can practice and play next week vs. Florida. If he’s unable to play vs. Florida, he will have extra time to recover ahead of the College Football Playoff on Jan. 1.