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Raekwon Davis got a sack for Alabama, days after suffering gunshot wound

The Alabama defensive lineman took a “minor” wound to the leg.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Tennessee John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama starting defensive end Raekwon Davis is playing in the Crimson Tide’s game against Florida State on Saturday night (ABC, WatchESPN). That’s notable because Davis suffered what police described as a minor gunshot wound less than a week ago.

Davis, 20, was shot in the right leg early last Sunday morning. Days later, he did this in the third quarter:

"Our concern at this time is for Raekwon and his health," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement afterward. "While this does not appear to be a serious medical situation, Raekwon is still being evaluated."

As the game week’s gone on, Davis’ status has been a popular question. A sophomore, he tops Bama’s depth chart at one of the two defensive end spots, opposite Da’Shawn Hand on the other side of the line. Hand is playing a couple of weeks after an arrest for a DUI, largely because he wasn’t actually driving when officers found him.

Davis is from Meridian, Miss., and was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016. The 247Sports Composite pegged him as the No. 88 overall player in the country.

He’s a key part of Alabama’s plans this year, after the Tide sent a lot of defensive front talent to the NFL.

In 2009, Bama defensive end Brandon Deaderick returned from such an injury to record a tackle against Virginia Tech.