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Nick Saban Shares Monday Update On Quarterback Bryce Young

Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided an injury update on Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young Monday — sort of.

In typical Saban fashion, the update was no update.

Saban said Young, who missed Alabama's 24-20 win over Texas A&M on Saturday due to a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, was being reevaluated Monday. 

However, he was non-committal about Young's status for No. 3 Alabama's matchup at No. 6 Tennessee on Saturday.

“Bryce is getting reevaluated today. I don’t really know much. I haven’t talked to doc since he did that. Hopefully we’re going to try to get him ready to play this week. But this is something that nobody can predict how quickly this is going to give him an opportunity to go out and do what he needs to do, and we’ll see as the week progresses, but I don’t have an update. Nothing much more than that.”

Young injured his shoulder during the second quarter of Alabama's win over Arkansas on Oct. 1. Redshirt freshman Jalen Milroe replaced him behind center. Milroe has thrown for four touchdowns and rushed for another score during his six-plus quarters as the starter, but he's also thrown an interception and lost two fumbles, both of which led to Texas A&M scores Saturday.

Young had completed 67.2 percent of his passes this season prior to his injury, throwing for 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Getting him back would be a major boon for the Crimson Tide in what figures to be a shootout in a hostile road environment at Tennessee.