TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says Heisman
Trophy winner Mark Ingram is "ready to go."
Ingram has practiced all week for the top-ranked Crimson Tide
ahead of Saturday's visit to Duke. The tailback missed the first
two games after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Saban said Wednesday he hasn't decided Ingram's role for his
first game back. Trent Richardson has started in his place.
The coach says Ingram has been running and cutting well, and
it's important for Ingram to play against Duke both physically and
for his confidence level.
Left tackle James Carpenter (ankle) and linebackers Courtney
Upshaw (ankle) and Chris Jordan (shoulder) have been practicing
after sustaining injuries. He said he expected them to go through
the entire practice Wednesday.
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