Posted August 31, 2013

Alabama’s AJ McCarron is in Atlanta wearing a walking boot

A.J. McCarron, Alabama Crimson Tide, Uncategorized, Virginia Tech Hokies

But do not panic, Alabama fans. It’s probably precautionary. People wear walking boots for a number of reasons, and it’s possible the Crimson Tide quarterback tweaked it in practice this week and the team isn’t taking any chances. Alabama plays Virginia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff and the reigning champs are 20.5-point favorites.

UPDATE: The walking boot is because of an in-grown toenail, per Mark Schlabach.

While it would seem a bit of karma for McCarron to miss the game due to injury, as about 100 Hokies players were swallowed up by injuries like the softball players in the “Homer At The Bat” episode of The Simpsons, it’s unlikely. Nothing has been said publicly about an injury to the ‘Bama quarterback. Maybe McCarron is just trying to start a new fashion trend, and he’s looking to become the face of the Walking Boot Generation.

6 comments
TCUfan
TCUfan

Com'n Alabama, there is this invention called toe nail clippers. You don't have to bite them anymore and you won't get hangnails.

Anecdatum
Anecdatum

The real question is, did he get that boot for free? Or worse, did the boot manufacturer pay him to wear it as an advertisement for their fine line of fracture-correcting fashion-forward footwear? Has anyone called the NCAA? Maybe he should be suspended for the first three downs of the first drive against one of the weakest teams on his schedule!

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Roll Tide , Roll 
 
- It's rolling baby, it's rolling......  
 
Fired !!! 
 
Now get back to me when something that good happens to the program or person involved in the Alabama family, otherwise i do not  want to hear some back page story about A.J. being in a boot. That team can win without him. Now get me some more Dee Snider look a like stories, the best thing to ever happen to the Tide, it's rolling...... 

somebodywatchin
somebodywatchin like.author.displayName 1 Like

How would it be karma?  Bama didn't do anythin to cause VT's injuries.

Fifilo
Fifilo

As opposed to swimming boots.