Alabama football is making easy work of New Mexico State this afternoon, with a 52-7 third quarter lead. Unfortunately, the injury bug has struck Tuscaloosa again, with cornerback Trevon Diggs going down moments ago.
Diggs is a starting cornerback for a Crimson Tide side that has already lost starters this season. Linebackers Dylan Moses and Joshua McMillon are both out for the season already.
The injury occurred on a rare big play for the Aggies. Diggs saved a likely score with a tackle on wide receiver Tony Nicholson inside the five after a 44-yard gain.
He had to be carried off the field after the play.
— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) September 7, 2019
Trevon Diggs @AlabamaFTBL standout DB being carried off the field by two trainers. Headed straight to tent.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) September 7, 2019
New Mexico State scored its lone touchdown of the game three plays later. Of course, the much bigger issue is Diggs’ status moving forward.
Trevon Diggs, the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, is in his senior year at Alabama. Last season, he started in four of his six appearances, recording 20 total tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and defending six passes. He wound up missing the rest of the season, after breaking his foot in the team’s win over Arkansas.
Hopefully this injury doesn’t have a similar result. We’ll have more as Alabama updates the status of its key defensive back.