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Alabama DE Hand ruled out vs. Texas A&M

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October 05, 2017 at 9:16 am.

Sep 30, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand (9) is helped up after suffering an injury during a play against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photo Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 30, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (9) is helped up after suffering an injury during a play against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photo Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama defensive end Da’Shawn Hand has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Texas A&M with a strained MCL, coach Nick Saban announced.

Hand sustained the injury after being blocked by Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox during the third quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 66-3 rout last weekend.

The senior has not practiced this week since suffering the injury, Saban said. Hand has 11 tackles and one sack in five games this season for Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC).