Alabama Football: Dakota Ball Out Indefinitely After Hunting Accident

BY Fansided and Chris Dodson/FanSided via Bama Hammer • December 17, 2016

Alabama football was dealt a little blow, as Nick Saban told reporters Friday evening during his press conference that defensive lineman Dakota Ball was involved in a hunting accident.

Defensive lineman Dakota Ball, a redshirt senior this year, is out indefinitely after shooting his finger in a hunting accident.

“I don’t know (how long) he’ll be out, but we’ll let you know.” Saban told reporters in a press conference. He would not comment about the chances of Ball playing in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day against Washington. This comes as Alabama began practice for the College Football Playoff semifinal game on Friday.

Ball is a one of the rotation players on this Alabama defensive line, which has been touted as one of the best ever in Alabama history. Ball played in all thirteen games in some respect, racking up 12 tackles and a half sack.

    The loss of Ball would mean a slight lack of depth for Alabama, but I don’t think Alabama fans should be too worried about it. This team has proven to play very well, despite injuries.

    For the season, Ball has 13 total tackles (6 solo), one tackle for loss and a half of a quarterback sack. He has also worked some time on the kick and punt return units this season.

    Alabama plays Washington on December 31st in the Georgia Dome at 3pm ET on ESPN. The game is a College Football Playoff semifinal this year, with the winner facing either Clemson or Ohio State in the CFB National Championship game in Tampa, Fl.

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