Alabama QB Bryce Young’s Shoulder Injury Is ‘Day-To-Day,’ And He Is Not Throwing Now, Nick Saban Says

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Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Jalen Milroe’s starting status is day-to-day, because regular starting quarterback Bryce Young’s shoulder sprain suffered Saturday in the win at Arkansas is day-to-day.

“He’s got a little bit of a shoulder injury (sprain),” Alabama coach Nick Saban said at his weekly press conference Monday. “It’s not a long term-type injury. He’s going to be day-to-day when he can get back to throwing. We’ll just have to evaluate it day-to-day. So, I can’t tell you if that’s going to be today, tomorrow or the next day.”


In the meantime, Milroe will be practicing with the first team.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – OCTOBER 01: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) is tackled by Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Drew Sanders (42) during the college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Arkansas Razorbacks on October 1, 2022, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Milroe replaced Young after the injury in the second quarter and played well, breaking a 77-yard run to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter after Arkansas had drawn to within 28-23. He completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards with a 22-yard touchdown and rushed six times for 91 yards with a 3-yard touchdown.

“I thought he did a good job of managing the game,” Saban said of Milroe.


No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) hosts Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC), which is a 24-point underdog, at 8 p.m. Saturday on CBS.

Young, who won the Heisman Trophy last year, has dealt with this same shoulder sprain in his right throwing arm.

“He’s had these before,” Saban said after the game. “And in a few days, he starts to respond pretty well.”

Saban considered putting him back in the game at Arkansas, but did not.

“I don’t think he had much steam on throwing the ball,” Saban said after the game.

Young completed 7 of 13 passes for 173 yards witn a touchdown and an interception before the injury.


Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests.

A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention.

Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.

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