AJ McCarron Injury: Updates on Alabama QB's Toe

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 20:  A.J. McCarron #10 of the White team drops back to pass during the Alabama A-Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, but an injury to starting quarterback AJ McCarron would certainly hurt the team's chances of winning its third consecutive national championship.

Thankfully for Alabama, McCarron will play when the Crimson Tide kick off the season against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Aug. 31, per ESPN's Joe Schad.

Nick Saban confirms to @cbfowler AJ McCarron will play despite ingrown toenail. See full interview on @CollegeGameDay this am.

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 31, 2013

McCarron gave Crimson Tide fans a bit of a scare when he was seen wearing a walking boot when he arrived at the Georgia Dome on Friday, Aug. 30, per ESPN's Cole Cubelic:

Alabama QB AJ McCarron in a walking boot upon arrival in Atlanta to face Virginia Tech. #Bama #VT #SEC pic.twitter.com/BwaLwQkmBH

— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 30, 2013