TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back Damien Harris is out for the rest of Saturday’s game against Kent State after suffering an apparent leg injury on the Crimson Tide’s opening drive.
Harris’ right leg bent awkwardly at the end of a 6-yard run, and he was unable to put any weight on the injured leg while being helped off the field. Members of the training staff taped Harris’ ankle before carting him to the locker room for further examination.
Alabama has not yet provided updates on the extent of the injury.
Harris came into Saturday’s game ranked third nationally in yards per carry (9.1) among FBS backs who average at least 10 rushing attempts per game. The sophomore’s 327 rushing yards ranked 18th in the FBS and fourth in the SEC.
Freshman Joshua Jacobs took over at running back for the Crimson Tide after Harris’ injury and capped both of Alabama’s ensuing first-quarter possessions with rushing touchdowns.
Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough also suffered an injury late in the first quarter but was able to limp off the field under his own power.