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Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (#29) celebrates after breaking up a pass during the Advocare Classic college football game between the USC Trojans and Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won the game 52-6. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire)

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick exits game after blow to head

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A scary sight in the Alabama Crimson Tide-Ole Miss game on Saturday afternoon forced a Crimson Tide cornerback out of action. A knee to the helmet was the cause of what was a frightening injury incident in the second half of the Tide-Rebels clash in Oxford.

Tide sophomore Minkah Fitzpatrick was the victim of a vicious looking blow to the head, knocking out the nickel cornerback with a potential concussion.

Fitzpatrick is an important depth piece in the Alabama defense this season after his freshman year with the team. His 11 tackles this season is an indicator of Fitzpatrick’s role on the team as one of their more physical cornerbacks who does the majority of his work in the slot covering bigger wideouts. It’s a role the Tide will now need to fill for the interim as Fitzpatrick is evaluated.

Currently, the Tide filled Fitzpatrick’s role in the defense with freshman cornerback Shyheim Carter for the rest of the game as Alabama holds a fourth quarter lead over Ole Miss. Looking to end their losing streak to the Rebels, the Crimson Tide defense will need to step up without their starting nickel corner as Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly looks to come up with a dramatic fourth quarter comeback.

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick exits game after blow to head

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