John Metchie Injury Update: Alabama loses WR to ‘foot injury’ in first half of 2021 SEC title game
Last week, during the Iron Bowl, Alabama lost star Jameson Williams when it hit the target. This week, in the SEC’s headline game, with the College Football Playoff game, the Crimson Tide lost star John Metchie.
Metchie, who was second on the team in terms of pitches and first in receptions going into the game, was called a “foot injury” by coach Nick Saban with 56 seconds remaining in the first half against Georgia. while running a track. After halftime it was announced that Metchie would not be returning.
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Metchie was lying down on the field after running his route. The coaches watched him before he crept off the field to his full strength.
As he made his way to the locker room, Alabama fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta showed their support for him.
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Metchie finished the game with six catches for 97 yards and one touchdown, giving him 96 catches for 1,141 yards and eight touchdowns during the season.
No.3 Alabama led No.1 Georgia 24-17 when Metchie was hurt. It is looking to repeat as the College Football Playoff national champion.