Alabama considers whether to let Chris Black play

Chris Black, in the black No. 5 jersey, goes through a drill.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama receiver Kenny Bell underwent surgery Sunday morning for the broken leg he suffered against Auburn, and Tide coach Nick Saban has a possible replacement in mind.

Saban said doctors have cleared true freshman Chris Black, who had surgery in August for a shoulder injury suffered in preseason practice. Black returned to practice three weeks ago, but Saban still intended to redshirt him.

“We may have to revisit whether we redshirt him or go ahead and let him play,” Saban said today on an SEC Championship Game teleconference.

In addition to Bell and Black, Alabama lost receiver DeAndrew White with a season-ending knee injury in the fifth game of the year, which was a home win over Ole Miss.

Here’s some practice video of Chris Black:

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