BATON ROUGE, La. — Although it was the typical hard-hitting Alabama vs. LSU game, the Crimson Tide believes it didn’t suffer any serious setbacks during the 29-0 victory Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Alabama had two players leave the game with injuries, but neither is believed to be serious. Nick Saban said that X-rays on Henry Ruggs III were negative to the foot/ankle area.
“We think it’s a bruise right now,” he said. “We’ll further evaluate that tomorrow.”
Ruggs was trying to block on the 29-yard reception by Jerry Jeudy to set up the Crimson Tide’s second touchdown of the game when he took a glancing blow and immediately went down. He was already calling for trainers as the play ended.
Ruggs finished with four receptions for 55 yards including a 15-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring.
Sophomore running back Najee Harris suffered a sprained ankle during the Crimson Tide’s final touchdown drive.
“It doesn’t appear to be severe,” Saban added.
Sophomore wide receiver DeVonta Smith (hamstring) didn’t start, but did play.
Junior quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) warmed up some, but was still less than 100 percent and held out. Alabama hopes he’ll be recovered enough to play against Mississippi State next Saturday.
Saban added that sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had recovered "pretty well" from his knee injury. "He looked like he could run pretty well to me."