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Alabama QB Bryce Young out vs. Texas A&M on Saturday

The Crimson Tide quarterback will not play in Week 6 vs. the Aggies.

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Saturday pregame update: A lot of conflicting reports prior to this contest. It looks as if Bryce Young will not start against Texas A&M and Jalen Milroe will get the nod. A&M got the ball first, so we should see Milroe shortly.

Saturday pregame update: Young will in fact play and get the start vs. Texas A&M tonight.

Saturday p.m. update: Young was declared a game-time decision earlier in the day and was seen warming up prior to kick off. It is still unclear if he’ll actually play.

Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reported on Friday that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is expected to miss Saturday’s home contest against Texas A&M with a shoulder injury. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner sustained the injury in last week’s 49-26 road victory over Arkansas and was listed as day-to-day. Backup Jalen Milroe will start in his place.

Young’s injury happened in the beginning of the second quarter as the Crimson Tide were up 14-0. He was chased out of the pocket and landed on his shoulder as while trying to get rid of the football as he was being brought down. He was then seen grimacing after a throw on the same drive.

The redshirt freshman Milroe would take over for the rest of the contest, going just 4-9 through the air for 65 yards and a touchdown. Bama mostly relied on running back Jahmyr Gibbs to carry it home for them.

Alabama entered the week as a heavy favorite over Texas A&M and as of this writing, they are still a 23-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook even with the news of Young’s absence starting to circulate. Young currently has the third-highest odds to win the Heisman Trophy at +900, sitting behind Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and USC’s Caleb Williams.