Alabama basketball's Nate Oats updates Juwan Gary injury status

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball's Juwan Gary is doubtful to play in Tuesday's game against South Alabama, Nate Oats said Monday. 

Gary is dealing with a right ankle injury that Oats called day-to-day. Gary didn't practice Monday. 

"We'll see what he is like (Tuesday)," Oats said. 

Gary's injury, however, is not seen as long-term. 

Gary had to hobble off the court against the South Dakota State. Trainers helped him to the locker room, and Gary did not put weight on his right ankle. Oats called it a soft tissue injury that night. 

The sophomore forward started the year with a double-double against Louisiana Tech with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Gary also had three steals and an assist in that game. 

Gary only played eight minutes before the injury this past Friday. 

Without him coming off the bench, South Dakota State's bench out-scored Alabama's 52-19. 

No. 13 Alabama (2-0) will face South Alabama (1-1) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network+. 2

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