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Nick Saban Announces Official Thursday Update On Quarterback Bryce Young

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Nick Saban has announced an official injury update on quarterback Bryce Young this Thursday. 

Young suffered a shoulder injury last week in the Alabama vs. Arkansas game. He missed the entire second half. 

Saban shared with reporters on Thursday that Young has been practicing all week. Better yet, he's telling his teammates that he "could" play. 

It sounds like it's going to be a game-time decision for Young, who's trying to battle through pain. 

"Bryce has been practicing, and all week, he's been saying that he could play," Saban told ESPN on Thursday. "But that's going to be a medical decision. We've still got some time, and I want to talk more to Bryce. He's the only one who knows how he feels because it's going to be a pain-tolerance thing.

"He's a tough kid and great competitor. We'll see where he is on game day."

Nick Saban might opt to play it safe this Saturday vs. Texas A&M. He has his eyes on a national championship and risking Bryce Young's long-term health may not be worth it.

With that being said, it sounds like Bryce Young is going to try and play. 

Alabama takes on Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies this Saturday.