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The Crimson Tide's star quarterback and wide receiver are expected to practice Tuesday.
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A former football player has said a thing publicly that football players should probably not say publicly.
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A.J. McCarron's mother took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to say that the rumors that the Alabama quarterback tore his meniscus in Saturday's game against Missouri are false.
McCarron's mother, Dee Dee Bonner, tweeted several times that the reports are incorrect. First, she responded to the initial Russ Mitchell tweet reporting that he had three sources confirming the quarterback had torn his meniscus
Bonner then chastised reporters on the case for not only getting the facts wrong, but also spelling her son's name incorrectly - it's A.J., not AJ. She finished by claiming the rumors were "100% false".
The junior quarterback was able to play after hurting his knee Saturday, but he was reported as having the tear despite full participation in practice Monday.
McCarron has been an important factor in the success of college football's best team thus far, tossing 12 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 67.4 percent of his passes. Some might downplay his importance thanks to the Crimson Tide's tremendous running game and defense, but his backup, redshirt freshman Philip Ely, might not be ready for the starting spot.
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McCarron participated in practice on Monday and no official release has come from the university regarding the potential injury. McCarron completed 16-of-21 passes for 171 yards in Alabama's 42-10 win over Missouri last Saturday.
In 2012, McCarron, a junior and second-year starter, has thrown for 1,170 yards and completed 67.4 percent of his passes while throwing 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions through six games this season.
The Crimson Tide have opened the season with six consecutive wins and ranked first in both the BCS and AP polls. McCarron was greatly lauded for his performance in the 2011 BCS National Championship game versus LSU when he completed 23-of-34 passes for 234 yards in Alabama's 21-0 victory. McCarron hasn't thrown an interception in his last nine games dating back to last season.
Alabama will travel to take on the 3-3 Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday.