College football analyst Cole Cubelic raised concerns of Alabama fans Friday night with a Twitter photo of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron wearing a protective boot on his right foot as the team arrived in Atlanta for its game against Virginia Tech.
A statement from the school, however, indicates there is no cause for alarm, noting that McCarron has practiced throughout the week, and that the boot is a precautionary measure. UA coach Nick Saban further clarified, telling ESPN's Chris Fowler that McCarron's boot is protecting an ingrown toenail. Clearly, McCarron will play against the Hokies. Will he have normal mobility? That is another question. A source close to the program told NFL Draft 365 that McCarron has looked somewhat gimpy in practice during the week. With three new starters on the offensive line, he may need to be mobile at times against the Hokies' typically aggressive defense.