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Tennessee DB Micah Abernathy Responds To Dan Le Batard Questioning His Injury

Tennessee defensive back Micah Abernathy has responded to an ESPN radio host who joked that he may have faked an injury in Saturday's loss to Alabama.

Abernathy was in pursuit of 'Bama running back Bo Scarbrough on his 85-yard touchdown run. The sophomore free safety pulled up lame at the end of his chase and looked like he might have tweaked a hamstring.

Discussing Scarbrough's sprint on his show Highly Questionable with Bomani Jones, Dan Le Batard joked that Micah Abernathy might have faked his injury as a way of covering up for not being fast enough to catch the bruising back. Jones, meanwhile, was more willing to concede the player was actually hurt.

"Oh, wait a minute. Was that a fake hamstring injury?" Le Batard said. "There's a lot to be covered here...Look at when someone came up with a mysterious hamstring injury at the 2-yard line after not being able to chase down the guy who is much faster than him...He might be hurt but that’s his pride talking.”

Someone on Twitter informed Abernathy about Le Batard's claims, but he didn't seem fazed by them. In fact, he claimed not to even know who Le Batard was.

Tennessee has a bye this week, and will attempt to get back in the win column when it travels to South Carolina on Oct. 29.

[ SEC Country ]