JaMychal Green will not play at Arkansas

Two days before a huge road game at Arkansas, Alabama coach Anthony Grant sat down with reporters. You can only guess what the main topic was.

JaMychal Green will not be playing Thursday at Arkansas.

“We’ll see how the week goes and we’ll make some decisions after Thursday,” Grant said about Green’s availability moving forward.

Junior guard Andrew Steele said it’s nice to have Green back around the team.

“It gives us a down-low post presence,” Steele said. “And like I’ve said, I feel like he’s one of the best players, not only in the SEC, but in the country. I only see positives coming out of it.”

Grant was also asked about Tony Mitchell and if he’d return for his senior season.

“I don’t know,” Grant said.

Steele called that news “disappointing.”

“Obviously he could help our team with the talents that he has,” Steele said. “But we understand it was coaches’ decision to make and we have to stand behind it.”

Yesterday, the program announced Mitchell’s suspension will last the rest of the season while Green will resume practicing this week.

The other player who didn’t play in Saturday’s win against Tennessee was also discussed today. Grant said Nick Jacobs practiced yesterday and should be good to go after an infection left him with a fever Saturday.

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