Alabama QB Bryce Young's Shoulder Injury Isn't 'Long-Term,' Is Day-to-Day, per Saban

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVOctober 3, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 24: Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half  of the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 24, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is considered "day-to-day" after leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder injury.

"He's got a little bit of a shoulder injury," head coach Nick Saban told reporters Monday. "It's not a long-term injury."

Young suffered the injury in the first half of the SEC battle against Arkansas, but backup Jalen Milroe was able to keep the Crimson Tide afloat in the 49-26 victory.

Alabama is scheduled to host Texas A&M on Saturday.

Losing Young for any amount of time would represent a major setback for Alabama. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner tallied 4,872 passing yards with 47 touchdowns and seven interceptions last year while leading the squad to the national championship game.

The quarterback has been just as impressive this season with 1,202 passing yards and 14 touchdowns with only three picks, adding three rushing touchdowns in five games.

Milroe was inconsistent as a passer against Arkansas, finishing 4-of-9 for 65 yards and a touchdown, although he showcased his athleticism with 91 rushing yards and a touchdown.

The Texas native was a 4-star recruit in the 2021 class and the No. 13 quarterback in 247Sports' composite rankings.

If Young is unable to play Saturday, fans should expect a heavy rushing attack led by Jahmyr Gibbs.