On the Crimson Tide’s first drive of the third quarter, Smith was seen getting jammed up by an Ohio State defender. Replays from the play appeared to show Smith hurt his right hand.
The wide receiver was taken to the team’s medical tent and then he was seen walking back to the locker room with Alabama up 38-24 late in the third.
Alabama said he was questionable to return with a hand injury.
Smith put together a historic first half.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Those watching the game were concerned about the so-called “Heisman jinx” where winners don’t perform well in bowl games. The so-called jinx didn’t affect Joe Burrow in last year’s national championship game aside from the injury didn’t affect Smith much either.
Smith, a senior had 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. He got most of the attention this season as teammate Jaylen Waddle went down with an ankle injury.
Smith has skyrocketed up NFL draft boards and could be the first wide receiver taken come spring.