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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough suffered broken leg in title game

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough suffered broken leg in title game

The sophomore led the team with 93 yards rushing and a pair of TDs before leaving the game late in the third quarter.

Bo Scarbrough missed the end of Monday night's national championship game because of a broken bone in his lower right leg, Alabama confirmed Tuesday.

Alabama's star running back was forced out late in the third quarter and didn't return. As the Tide's offense sputtered most of the rest of the way, Clemson rallied with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 35-31 win.

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"The injury is non-surgical and we anticipate he will make a full recovery," coach Nick Saban said in a statement released Tuesday.

Alabama ran for 57 yards after Scarbrough left, but 30 of them came on quarterback Jalen Hurts' touchdown burst to briefly retake the lead with 2:31 remaining.

Scarbrough had 16 carries for 93 yards and two touchdowns before he got hurt Monday, building on an impressive postseason run. Between the SEC Championship Game, the Peach Bowl and the national title game, the sophomore totaled six touchdowns and 364 yards rushing on an average of 7.9 yards per carry.

 

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