Alabama may have lost a starting linebacker for the season just weeks before the team's season-opener against Duke. According to AL.com, senior linebacker Josh McMillon suffered a knee injury during a scrimmage on Saturday that will ultimately keep him sidelined for, if not the entirety of the season, most of it. While Alabama has yet to confirm the severity of the injury, AL.com reports that it's "likely a season-ending injury." The report does go on to say there's a "small chance" McMillon could return late in the year.
"Probably the guy that is most concerning that they have to do some research on is Joshua McMillon [Saturday] with a potential knee injury," Saban told 247Sports on Saturday following the injury. "So, we'll have to see what that is."
McMillon, a redshirt senior, hasn't played a major role on the Crimson Tide defense during his first four years on campus. He tallied 14 tackles, with one for a loss, in 10 games last season.