Alabama football defensive lineman LaBryan Ray dealing with 'pretty significant groin injury'; updates on Malachi Moore and Trey Sanders

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football redshirt senior LaBryan Ray is dealing with a "pretty significant groin injury," coach Nick Saban said Sunday. 

The injury might keep Ray out a couple of weeks, Saban added. It happened toward the end of the summer. 

"Hopefully, we'll get him back and he'll be confident in his ability to play," Saban said. "We'll just have to wait and see day-to-day how that goes." 

Ray has dealt with injuries throughout his career. He played in seven games in 2020 after missing most of 2019 with a foot injury. 

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Saban also provided updates on the status of running back Trey Sanders and defensive back Malachi Moore. Sanders was in a car accident in November. Moore missed the two playoff games and spring practice with an injury. 

Both players, Saban said, are participating on a daily basis. He said Moore practiced all summer long. Sanders is getting "very close to 100%." 

"The issue always with a player who has a significant injury like he had is how’s he going to respond when he actually starts having to play football and gets hit and has to hit other people," Saban said. "That’s an unknown that we’ll just have to wait and see because we’ve only been in shorts and helmets so far so we’ve had very limited contact. But we’re pleased with his progress, I’m pleased with his attitude."