Alabama WR Robert Foster has sprained MCL

Alabama Crimson Tide redshirt sophomore wide receiver Robert Foster suffered a sprained MCL during the team’s scrimmage last Saturday and is playing through the injury. Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported Foster’s injury.

A former star at Pennsylvania’s Central Valley High School, near Pittsburgh, Foster and ArDarius Stewart have been lining up as the time’s top two wide receivers in practice this offseason. Given how star wideout Amari Cooper as well as DeAndrew White and Christion Jones all left for the NFL, Alabama’s offense is relying heavily on Foster stepping up in a big way in 2015.

As a redshirt freshman last year, he caught six passes for 44 yards and in the team’s spring game, he had six catches for 125 yards.

That all being said, though he has been playing through the injury, here’s hoping that Foster is not at all hampered by his knee going forward. Alabama lost some key players after last season and is looking to win its fourth national championship under coach Nick Saban, and a lot of that depends on Foster being 100 percent both skill and health-wise.

Alabama opens the season in Dallas against Wisconsin on September 5.

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