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Injury Update For Alabama Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith against Ole Miss. The star WR is a top NFL Draft hopeful.

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide took the field for an SEC battle against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Alabama entered the game as a heavy favorite, despite losing quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to an ankle injury.

Backup quarterback Mac Jones made it clear he was up for the challenge, leading the Tide to a 41-0 lead at the half.

While Jones' performance was good news for the Alabama fans watching from home, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows for the Tide on Saturday night.

Star wide receiver DeVonta Smith suffered what appeared to be an arm/shoulder injury in the first half. He exited the locker room in a sling and street clothes - watching from the sideline.

Smith appeared to suffer the injury on a reception in the first half.

He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but did not return after a hard tackle.

Smith racked up four receptions for 67 yards before he left the game with the apparent injury. While Alabama's receiving corps should have no problems with Smith gone, it's never good to see a dynamic playmaker go down.

Alabama holds a 48-0 lead midway through the third quarter. The Crimson Tide get a week off next weekend before a huge home game against LSU.