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 Waddle carted off with leg injury

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was carted off the field and later taken by ambulance to a local hospital after injuring his lower right leg on the opening kickoff against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.

Waddle, who is considered to be a likely first-round pick in next year’s NFL draft, favored his right ankle after a Tennessee defender rolled up on him from behind during a kick return. He reportedly received an X-ray before being loaded into an ambulance.

In his first four games of the season, Waddle had 25 catches for 557 yards and four touchdowns.

Slade Bolden stepped in at wide receiver with Waddle out for the game.

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