Two players injured late in the season for Alabama should be ready to participate when fall camp begins.
Junior running back Bo Scarbrough has been a full participant in conditioning drills this summer after breaking a bone in his right leg in the national championship game. He’s expected to be practice when fall camp begins. Scarbrough was held out of much of spring practice with the injury as a precaution.
“Bo has done all of the work all summer long, no restrictions,” Saban said. “So, you know, he’s really fine.”
Scarbrough took on a bigger role in the backfield later in the season, finishing with 125 carries for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 63 carries for 454 yards and six touchdowns in the last four games of the season.
Senior inside linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton has also been full-go this summer and will be ready for practice. He tore his ACL in the SEC championship against Florida and did not participate in contact drills in spring.
“Shaun Dion Hamilton, who we held out in the spring, but has done everything all summer long, seems to be getting along really, really well and should not have any
restrictions going into fall camp,” Saban said.
Hamilton’s return makes Alabama loaded at the inside linebacker position despite losing first-round draft pick Reuben Foster. Fellow senior Rashaan Evans is also back after stepping in for Hamilton in the playoff. Sophomore Mack Wilson will also compete for playing time. Keith Holcombe and redshirt freshman Ben Davis are also options at the position.
But Hamilton is the most experienced of the bunch. He had 64 tackles in 13 games last season and posted 27 tackles in 2015. He also had nine tackles for loss and two sacks as a junior.