ATLANTA — Alabama receiver John Metchie III is anticipated to overlook the College Football Playoff after struggling what Tide officials believe to be a torn ACL in his left knee in Saturday’s 41-24 victory in opposition to Georgia within the SEC championship recreation, sources instructed ESPN.
Metchie missed the second half after injuring his leg on quarterback Bryce Young’s 14-yard scramble with 56 seconds left within the first half. He was injured on a noncontact play whereas operating a go route and clutched his left knee when he fell to the turf. He walked off the sector underneath his personal energy.
“John Metchie might be going to be out now, and we’ve a pair different guys which may be injured,” Tide coach Nick Saban stated. “It creates a number of alternative for lots of different gamers. Hopefully, we’ll be capable of get them to step up.”
Metchie had eight catches for 97 yards with one landing within the first half. He led the group with 90 catches and was second in receiving yards (1,045) to go together with seven scores coming into Saturday’s recreation.
ESPN’s Todd McShay charges Metchie because the No. 7 large receiver out there for the 2022 NFL draft.
With Metchie out, Jameson Williams completed with seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns in opposition to Georgia’s top-ranked protection. Slade Bolden had 5 catches for 54 yards and Jahleel Billingsley had two for 27 yards.