Former Cartersville High School tight end and quarterback, Miller Forristall, was injured in Saturday’s game with Arkansas and is now expected to miss several weeks. The announcement was made this past week in a teleconference with head coach Nick Saban.
Forristall, a redshirt junior tight end for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, played the entire Arkansas game and caught two passes. Saban said the injury was discovered after the game. Forristall suffered a hit to his throat that will now sideline him.
According to comments by Saban in the conference call, Forristall was examined by doctors during the game and was sent back in. The injury was to his voice box and required surgery. It will keep him out for approximately six weeks and the former Hurricane will miss the remainder of the regular season.
Forristall has three touchdown receptions this season and has dealt with his fair share of medical situations during his career.
Bama tight ends Major Tennison, Cameron Latu, Giles Amos, and Jahlel Billingsley are behind Forristall on the depth chart with Tennison likely receiving the first look. Another option is Chris Owens who has been used as an extra blocker at times in the tight end spot.
Forristall could be ready to return in time for the College Football Playoffs if Alabama is selected.