Juwan Gary 'doubtful' for Alabama basketball game against Georgia, will have further evaluation

Cecil Hurt
Tidesports.com
Alabama forward Juwan Gary (4) guards Mississippi State guard D.J. Stewart Jr. (3) in Coleman Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

Alabama basketball forward Juwan Gary, who suffered a shoulder injury in the opening minutes of the Crimson Tide’s 81-78 win at South Carolina on Tuesday, is “doubtful” for UA’s Saturday home game against Georgia and will undergo further testing, Alabama coach Nate Oats told The Tuscaloosa News on Wednesday. 

Gary was evaluated Wednesday morning but is expected to have additional testing on the shoulder Thursday. 

Gary fell to the floor with 17:33 left in the first half of Wednesday’s game following a collision. He held his left shoulder as he walked back to the locker room. 

Tuesday's game was Gary's first career start. He sat out last season due to a knee injury. 

Gary's hometown is Columbia, South Carolina, where Tuesday's game was played, and his parents were at the game, according to Oats.

South Carolina led No. 11 Alabama 6-2 at the point Gary was injured. He had two points and an offensive rebound before leaving the game. Alex Reese replaced Gary in the Alabama lineup.

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