Training camp is only one week old, and already, Alabama is battling injuries. Senior linebacker Don'ta Hightower is the biggest name hobbled so far, after he suffered a fractured left hand.
Hightower hasn't missed a practice since the injury, which occurred during the Fan Day practice on Sunday, and he's expected to suit up again on Friday when Alabama holds another round of two-a-day practices.
He's not the only Tide player hampered in the first week of training camp. Center William Vlachos missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, and freshman offensive lineman Ryan Kelly has been held out all week due to a concussion.
The Tide will practice twice on Friday, before Saturday's scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.