NCAA Football: SEC Media Day

Jul 17, 2019; Birmingham, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks with the media during SEC Media Days at the Hyatt Regency-Birmingham. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama freshman running back Trey Sanders suffered a significant foot injury in Thursday's practice and is expected to miss the entire season, according to AL.com.

Coach Nick Saban said only that Sanders would be out "indefinitely," adding Saturday that senior linebacker Joshua McMillon suffered a knee injury in the scrimmage earlier in the day. Saban said the injury was "most concerning."

McMillon will be further evaluated.

He has been projected to start alongside returning starter Dylan Moses at an otherwise thin group of inside linebackers.

Sanders, ranked No. 1 at his position and No. 5 overall on the 247Sports composite, was a standout at Florida's IMG Academy and expected to be a big part of the Crimson Tide offense this season.

He was hurt on the final play Thursday and was absent from Friday's practice.

Junior Najee Harris is expected to carry the bulk of the load for Alabama this season, though the 6-foot, 214-pound Sanders was expected to push him for carries.

Fellow junior Brian Robinson figures to shoulder most of the backup carries with Sanders sidelined.

The Crimson Tide open the season against Duke on Aug. 31 in Atlanta.

--Field Level Media

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