Alabama linebacker Will Anderson exits with injury, “questionable” for Florida

Nick Kelly Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama coach Nick Saban said All-America defensive end Will Anderson Jr. was “questionable” for Saturday’s SEC opener Florida after a possible knee injury.

Anderson “went out, we’re checking out his knee and he’s questionable” this Saban said in his postgame press conference. 

A sophomore standout, Anderson left the Mercer game in the third quarter to head to the locker room with the training staff. 

He walked off the field under his own power after spending time in the medical tent on the sideline. SEC Network

On the Alabama radio broadcast, Rashad Johnson said it was Anderson's right leg. A Mercer player went right at Anderson's knee while blocking. 

Alabama already lost starting outside linebacker Christopher Allen to a foot fracture that will likely keep him out for the year. 

Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, comes into the contest 1-0 overall. Alabama beat the Miami Hurricanes 44-13 on Sept. 4. 

Mercer University enters the matchup 1-0 overall. On Sept. 2, the Mercer Bears beat Point 69-0.

Entering Saturday, Alabama leads the all-time series 3-0 vs. Mercer University.

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Nick Saban is the Alabama Crimson Tide football head coach. Drew Cronic is the Mercer University Bears football head coach.