Jameson Williams, the Alabama big catcher, suffered an apparent knee injury in the second quarter of the national title game and when he returned to the pitch during the third quarter he was wearing sweatpants and didn’t look ready to play.
Williams took a pass from quarterback Bryce Young but turned awkwardly before going down. He immediately grabbed his left knee.
He was helped out of the camp and went to the Alabama sideline medical tent. A few minutes later, he went into the Alabama locker room on his own strength.
Williams, who moved to Alabama from Ohio State, has received over 1,500 yards this season and 15 touchdowns.
He had four catches for 65 yards before exiting the game.
Alabama manager Nick Saban said at half-time that the injury would give the other players a chance to shine at the end of the match.
Earlier in the third quarter, ESPN side reporter Holly Rowe said coaches refused to provide an update on Williams ‘condition and team officials in the newsroom did not immediately announce Williams’ status.