Three running backs and a starting linebacker will be held out of Saturday’s annual A-Day spring game for various injuries.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said running backs Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and B.J. Emmons will not be available for the scrimmage. Scarbrough has been limited this spring as he continues to come back from the broken leg he sustained in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Clemson.

Scarbrough could play in the game, but with it being a scrimmage, he’s being held to the sidelines.

“…he’s done everything in practice,” Saban said. “The goal for Bo was that he come out of spring practice and he thinks he’s 100 percent and he can do everything and he has no problem. He took almost every rep in practice today. Are we going to let him play in A-Day? No. Because we haven’t banged him around a lot. There’s no sense in doing that.”

Harris, a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016, and Emmons are also shutdown for the game, recovering from a sprained foot he’s been dealing with this spring and a foot injury, respectively.

Shaun Dion Hamilton is also out, as he continues to rehabilitate his knee injury.


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