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Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough ‘pretty much full speed’ in return from broken leg

Bo Scarbrough
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Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has recovered well from the broken leg he sustained in the College Football Playoff national championship game loss against Clemson in January.

After the Crimson Tide’s second spring scrimmage Friday, Saban told reporters that Scarbrough looked to be “pretty much full speed.”

Still, Scarbrough didn’t actually participate in the scrimmage for precautionary reasons, but he did lead the running backs through drills before it started. He wore a black, non-contact jersey.

He’s been doing “just about everything in practice,” Saban said.

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Scarbrough’s injury was a fracture in his lower right leg that didn’t require surgery. He was able to put weight on the leg after it occurred.

Running back Damien Harris, who led Alabama in rushing last season, also did not participate after spraining his foot in last Saturday’s scrimmage. He is day-to-day.

“We’re not going to take any chances with any of these guys pushing them into A-Day,” Saban said. “But we’ll make that determination later on.”

Alabama is expected to have plenty of depth at running back this season, with sophomores Josh Jacobs and B.J. Emmons and freshman Najee Harris and Brian Robinson also in the mix.

Alabama did not release statistics from the scrimmage, which was closed to the media.

Scarbrough rushed for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016.

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