University of Alabama

Alabama's Cam Robinson cleared to play against LSU

TUSCALOOSA — During his weekly radio show on Thursday, Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that left tackle Cam Robinson has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to play at LSU on Saturday.

Robinson, a true freshman, is just two weeks removed from a high ankle sprain.

“Doc gave him an examination yesterday after practice and cleared him to play in the game,” Saban said. “He practiced the whole time today (Thursday).”

Saban didn’t mention whether Robinson would get the start or not. The West Monroe, La. native has started every game this season.

Saban did however note that right tackle Austin Shepherd has done a good job filling in at left tackle and also praised sophomore Grant Hill for the job he’s done at right tackle.

Robinson, who went down against Tennessee, was originally expected to miss a couple of games. But his performance this week in practice has put him on the fast track to play against his home-state school.

“I do think Cam has a lot better chance of playing in this game than we originally thought he would,” Saban said.

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