ジョンメッチーIIIは土曜日にジョージアに対して膝の怪我でSECチャンピオンシップを終了しました. ESPN reported Sunday, クリムゾンタイドが正式にノーを与えられる前に. 1 プレーオフのスポット, that the team fears the wide receiver tore his ACL.
“John Metchie is probably going to be out now, and we have a couple other guys that may be injured,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said after Saturday’s win. “It creates a lot of opportunity for a lot of other players. うまくいけば, we’ll be able to get them to step up.”
Saban said Sunday that Metchie appeared to have a “significant knee injury.”
The junior wide receiver was having a terrific game against ジョージア before going down in the second quarter. He had six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown as Alabama went onto win the game 41-24. The injury occurred with 56 seconds left in the first half.
Metchie had been one of the top targets for Bryce Young behind Jameson Williams. 彼は持っていた 96 のためのキャッチ 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns.
Losing him will be a blow for the offense that seemed to be firing on all cylinders against Georgia. ウィリアムズ, Slade Bolden and Jahleel Billingsley will be sure to see more targets in the final weeks of the season.
Alabama will play Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31.