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Bo Scarbrough suspended for Alabama’s first four games

A knee injury could very well sideline Bo Scarbrough for the first portion of the 2015 season. If the injury doesn’t do it, though, his head coach will.

In addressing the media Thursday evening, Nick Saban revealed that Scarbrough will be suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season. The only reason given by Saban for the suspension is that it’s an “NCAA thing.”

Scarbrough sustained a significant knee injury during an April spring practice scrimmage and underwent surgery a short time later. He is currently participating in summer camp with his Tide teammates, and is officially ahead of schedule in his rehab, although he’s one of those in non-contact mode.

Scarbrough was a five-star member of the Tide’s 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 athlete in the country; the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Alabama; and the No. 16 player overall according to He took a redshirt as a true freshman, but was expected to play a substantial role at a position of significant recruiting strength that has suddenly been depleted.

Depth in the backfield is such an area of concern that Saban made a run at a 2015 signee denied entry at Wisconsin before he opted for Nebraska.