Oct 17, 2020; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) catches a pass after Georgia defensive back Tyson Campbell (3) fell. Waddle turned the catch into a 90 yard touchdown during the second half of Alabama's 41-24 win over Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

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Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle game-time decision vs. Ohio State

Alabama junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle continues to practice and will be a game-time decision for the national championship game on Monday.

Waddle is returning to the field after suffering an ankle injury on Oct. 24 against Tennessee.

Quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith echoed the assessment of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian in saying Waddle has looked good in practice. All three deferred to head coach Nick Saban on Waddle’s status.

Saban said Thursday there is a chance Waddle plays against Ohio State on Monday but his status is “up in the air.”

Waddle was fitted with a cast and then a walking boot due to the nature of his ankle injury, which included a sprain and fracture.

Saban said Waddle began running on a treadmill in early December, and at that point Alabama began to consider allowing Waddle to play in the postseason.

A preseason All-American, Waddle had 25 receptions for 557 yards with four touchdowns in the first four games of the season. Waddle also serves as a return specialist.

He tallied at least 120 receiving yards in each of the first four games this season.

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