After suffering a knee injury against Ole Miss during week five of the season, Da’Shawn Hand is expected to return to practice this week.
As reported by 247 Sports, Alabama coach Nick Saban gave an update on the defensive end after Alabama’s dominating performance against Tennessee. “Da’Shawn will be working out all week. We do expect him to be able to practice. We’ll see how it goes to see if he’s ready to play in the next game.”
Hand is one of Alabama’s leading defensive players. While his absence has been felt on the defensive line, the Tide have continued to dominate opponents by relying on their talented second and third string players.
LSU is set to visit Bryant-Denny Nov. 4. After a devastating defeat to Troy University earlier this season, the Bayou Bengals have turned their season around. The annual match-up is set to be a competitive game, so Alabama is banking on Hand’s return.