Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick said Saturday that he is dealing with a kidney injury but will be fine to play in Monday night’s title game against Georgia.
Fitzpatrick said he was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, the day after the Crimson Tide beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.
“I’ve got two healthy kidneys,” Fitzpatrick said Saturday, per ESPN.
Fitzpatrick said he was injured when someone fell on his back during the first quarter against Clemson, and that he played the rest of the game in pain. He was held out of practice earlier this week, but returned on Thursday.
While he expects to play Monday, Fitzpatrick was not happy that someone apparently leaked his confidential medical information.
“Someone tweeted something they weren’t supposed to tweet,” he said. “There are laws against it. It’s not funny when it’s something regarding my healthy.”
Alabama coach Nick Saban said that right guard Lester Cotton will miss the title game due to a knee injury suffered against Clemson. J.C. Hassenauer is expected to start in Cotton’s place.
–Field Level Media