TAMPA, Fla. — Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough, who was the Crimson Tide’s most effective offensive weapon before leaving the game late in the third quarter, suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg against Clemson on Monday night, the school announced Tuesday.
Scarbrough, who was taken to the locker room after being dragged down from behind on a tackle, had rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in the Crimson Tide’s 35-31 loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T.
He returned to the sideline, but was unable to return to the game. Afterward, Scarbrough was limping noticeably as he made his way from the locker room to the team bus.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement that Scarbrough won’t need surgery and the school anticipates that he’ll make a full recovery.
Scarbrough averaged more than 8 yards per carry in his three postseason games. He rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win against Washington and also scored two touchdowns against Florida in the SEC championship game.