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Alabama, Auburn Facing Player Adversity During The Spring

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SEC Spring practice has been in full swing since around the beginning of March and some notable names have been missing during the past week. The reasons are either due to injury, personal reasons or transfers which could usually change things quickly in the Spring. Alabama and Auburn are most recently impacted with everything you can think of at the moment. Some that are heavy hitters may not see the field at all come Spring game time.

Alabama running backs Bo Scarbrough and B.J. Emmons are going to be limited this Spring mostly due to injury. Scarbrough fractured his leg during the national championship loss to Clemson, and has barely participated in Spring workouts. Emmons has suffered from a sprained foot since November, forcing him to have two separate surgeries within five months. Emmons was fouth in rushing with 173 and a touchdown last season. Scarbrough was second with 812 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Auburn is currently dealing with an issue in the quarterback depth with some changes being made. John Franklin III has been practicing as a wide receiver throughout the whole Spring while at the same time loses another to transfer. Tyler Queen announced that he would transfer from the program due to lack of playing time. Queen only had one play all season after being redshirted in 2015, and the other reason could be because of the arrival of former Baylor 5-star recruit Jarrett Stidham.

Wide receiver Kyle Davis took a leave of absence from the team due to personal reasons and so far there is no timetable on his return. Davis was third in receiving last season with 248 yards and two touchdowns. With Tony Stevens graduated, Darius Slayton would be the leading receiver as a redshirt sophomore, but is out with a sports hernia for the entire Spring. Sophomore Eli Stove would be the top receiver on the depth chart until Davis returns.

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