Alabama head coach Nate Oats spoke with the media on Thursday. He updated the injury status of shooting guard Dominick Welch and the possibility of him playing on Friday. “Doubtful, to be honest with you. He’s trying to get back to practice a little more, but it is coming slow,” he said.
The St. Bonaventure’s transfer was unable to play in the Tide’s opener against Longwood as he is nursing a lower-body injury. From the sounds of it, he will miss a little more time before making his Alabama debut.
Welch will add depth to Alabama’s bench, particularly the group of guards when he is able to return. He has experience and has proven that he is an elite shooter. Last season, Welch averaged 12.3 points per game while shooting 41.4% from the field for the Bonnies.
The fact that the Tide rolled their way to victory against Longwood without Welch and Jahvon Quinerly is a good sign. If the Tide can get healthy before the start of conference play, they could be a threat to win the SEC.
Nate Oats on Dom Welch, who missed the opener with a lower body injury: "Doubtful, to be honest with you. He's trying to get back in practice a little more, but it's coming slow."
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) November 10, 2022
Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Alabama basketball news.