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Nick Saban Issues Injury Update For 5-Star LaBryan Ray

Nick Saban crossing his arms.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama didn't leave South Carolina unscathed last weekend as five-star defensive lineman LaBryan Ray suffered a severe foot injury. The former top recruit underwent surgery on Tuesday.

Ray tweeted out a message to his followers after the surgery, saying "Thanks to everyone that reached out and for the prayers! Surgery went well and I promise you I will only get stronger from this. God got me."

The Crimson Tide initially feared that Ray would be out for the season, but that is not actually the case.

Nick Saban had an encouraging update for his talented defensive lineman. It's actually possible that he can return later in the season.

“I would say LaBryan Ray is probably going to be out for at least 6 weeks," Saban told the media.

The deciding factor in whether or not Ray will return is how he responds to his rehab.

It's actually better off that Ray had surgery since this foot injury has lingered since the offseason. Now, he'll get the chance to make a full recovery and potentially join the team for a postseason run.

Ray, the No. 28 overall recruit in the 2017 class, had nine tackles and a sack through three games for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama shouldn't have any trouble this weekend when it hosts Southern Miss.