Raekwon Davis is out of the hospital and getting treatment after a stray bullet hit him in the right leg outside a Tuscaloosa bar early Sunday morning.
Davis, who was not the intended target of the shooting, is day-to-day for this week’s No. 1 Alabama versus No. 3 Florida State showdown. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he was still “gathering information” about the incident.
“It doesn’t seem like our players were guilty of anything other than being out late, which doesn’t make me happy,” Saban said. “But it is what it is. He is released from the hospital. He’s here, he’s getting treatment. He’s day-to-day. We’re still gathering information and what his status is moving forward will be a medical decision, not something that we can really comment on here right now.”
Davis was listed as a co-starter (along with Josh Frazier) at one of the defensive end positions on the depth chart released Monday. The Meridian, Miss., native was not spotted at practice Monday afternoon.
If Davis is unable to play, the back-up defensive ends, Isaiah Buggs and Joshua Frazier, would be up and ready for the challenge.
Buggs, a junior college transfer, and Frazier were already expected to be a part of the defensive line rotation.
“Yeah, (Buggs) been keeping his head in the playbook and trying to stay conscious of what he does in practice,” defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne said. “He’s been doing a great job.”
Another player who could factor on the defensive line is redshirt freshman Quinnen Williams.
“Quinnen’s coming along really well,” Payne said. “We were just down there actually in the playbook together. He’s been trying to just tighten up his game. He’s going to be exciting to watch.”