Nick Saban, the University of Alabama’s head football coach, said that running back Bo Scarbrough has been suspended from playing four games this season. He was speaking after team’s first fall practice of the year.
According to an al.com report, Scarbrough is currently under treatment for an injury he obtained at spring practice and is not likely to be fit enough to play at the beginning of the season.
The 247Sports Composite, a sports ranking and news site, has rated Scarbrough as the No. 16 Overall Player and No. 2 Athlete in the Class of 2014.
Since Scarbrough definitely cannot play four games and maybe more because of his knee injury, Alabama’s Crimson Tide may select five-star running back Damien Harris to take his place. The 247Sports Composite had rated this player as America’s top running back.
This makes one wonder if Scarbrough has any future with the Crimson Tide. He is still eligible, but his injury and four-game suspension may be doing more damage to this football career than he thinks. If Harris turns out to be a great player, Scarbrough will not have many chances left this season.
This would result in two unproductive years in Tuscaloosa for Scarbrough as he watches a younger football player get ahead of him.
Needless to say, it is too early to make such a prediction. One can only hope that Scarbrough will be fit enough to start playing when his four-game suspension comes to an end and that he will be able to contribute a lot to his team.