Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talked about Tuesday that junior huge receiver Jaylen Waddle has a possibility to play in opposition to Ohio State in subsequent week’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Saban instructed ESPN that Waddle has been cleared to use this week, nevertheless, he well-known the crew desires “to see him in practice” sooner than making an alternative.
“He’s been running, but we need to see him in practice,” Saban talked about. “Our medical people will evaluate him as the week goes on and make a decision from there. He wants to play and has been working hard to get back.”
Waddle hasn’t carried out since struggling a fractured correct ankle on the opening kickoff in opposition to Tennessee on Oct. 24.
Before his harm, Waddle caught 25 passes in 5 video games and had 4 receiving touchdowns. The speedy wideout moreover was a return specialist for the Crimson Tide. He has averaged 19.3 yards on punt returns all through his three seasons at Alabama.
In Waddle’s absence, fellow receiver DeVonta Smith stepped proper right into a distinguished performance. Smith has shattered plenty of data and for the time being, leads the nation with 20 touchdown receptions this season. He was awarded the 2020 Heisman Memorial Trophy on Tuesday night in a digital ceremony.
The Crimson Tide and Buckeyes will meet at 8 p.m. EST on Monday throughout the CFP finale.