Alabama DB Trevon Diggs Out Indefinitely with a Broken Foot
The injury trouble for Alabama's defense isn't letting up.
Head coach Nick Saban announced on Monday that starting defensive back Trevon Diggs suffered a broken foot in the game against Arkansas.
"Trevon Diggs broke his foot in the game on Saturday," Saban said. "I did not know about this until yesterday and they did an MRI. He's going to be out indefinitely."
Losing Diggs will force Alabama to rely on some younger players moving forward, which is something this defense has tried to manage all season.
"We now have five defensive players that are out for an extended period of time that were starters or in the two-deep and three of those guys are defensive backs. So it's going to be challenging. We're obviously very thin. We need some other guys to step up and develop. The next guy up's got to take the challenge and play well for us."
The junior had 20 tackles and one interception through the first six games of the season before this injury. Alabama will now look to Patrick Surtain II and Savion Smith to have a larger role in the secondary.