Alabama moving on for second straight season without Sanders

Alabama photo by Kent Gidley / Alabama redshirt freshman running back Trey Sanders is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with injuries he sustained last Friday in an automobile accident.

The decision by Alabama running back Najee Harris in January to return for his senior season is even more appreciated in November.

Harris leads the Southeastern Conference with 714 rushing yards and is averaging 5.8 yards per carry for the 6-0 and top-ranked Crimson Tide, but he has stayed healthy during a stretch when his fellow running backs haven't. Senior backup Brian Robinson Jr. has been nicked up and limited in recent weeks, while redshirt freshman Trey Sanders is out indefinitely due to an automobile accident this past Friday.

Sanders, the No. 1 running back nationally in the 2019 signing class, missed all of last season due to a significant foot injury in August camp.

"I hope that he has a speedy recovery," Alabama redshirt junior quarterback Mac Jones said Monday afternoon on a Zoom call.