Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Bryce Young is day-to-day with a sprained throwing shoulder.

Saban said Monday that he had no material information on the status of last season’s Heisman Trophy winner. Top rated Crimson Tide faces Texas A&M on Saturday evening.

“There is no news about Bryce,” he said. “He’s got a little shoulder injury. It’s not a long-term injury.”

Saban spoke before practice, which is closed to the media.

If Young can’t go, Alabama will turn to Jalen Milro, a dual-threat quarterback who played most of the way in a 49-26 victory at then-No. 20 Arkansas. Young landed on his right shoulder in a curl, knocking the ball away on the way down. He didn’t come back.

Young passed for 1,202 yards and 14 touchdowns against three interceptions this season. He also ran for 154 yards and three scores.

Milro is a redshirt freshman and former four-star recruit from Katy, Texas, about 84 miles from College Station.

Alabama switched with him in the game against Arkansas, relying more on the run. Milro was just 4-for-9 passing for 65 yards, but set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 77-yard run. He finished with 91 yards on six carries.

Alabama already had a package in place for Milro, who was the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the country out of high school, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Milro, who passed for 151 yards and rushed for 163 this season, saw little action in four games last season before redshirting. He completed 3 of 7 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown, adding 57 more on 15 rushes.

Jamir Gibbs ran for 202 yards, including touchdowns of 72 and 76 yards in the fourth quarter. However, the longest run went to Milro.

Gibbs said he never raced the Tide’s backup quarterback, but that Milro did struggle with the receiver Kendrick Law over the summer.

“It was a draw,” he said.


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