published Friday, August 16th, 2013

Alabama Crimson Tide's Alvin Kamara has knee scoped

Alabama freshman tailback Alvin Kamara had his knee scoped recently and is questionable for the Crimson Tide's opener Aug. 31 against Virginia Tech in Atlanta.

Kamara, a 5-foot-10, 195-pounder from the Atlanta suburb of Norcross, was one of four tailbacks ranked among the top 100 prospects nationally who signed with Alabama in February. Saban said the setback was similar to what former Tide tailback Mark Ingram endured at the start of the 2010 season.

"He was doing extremely well and is going to be a really good player," Saban said. "This is not something that would supersede us from continuing to try and use him this year."

Alabama will hold its second preseason scrimmage Saturday, which could determine the best combination on the offensive line. Arie Kouandjio and Austin Shepherd have each worked at right tackle and left guard, with Kouandjio beginning camp at guard but playing more lately at tackle.

Contact David Paschall at or 423-757-6524.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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