STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Alabama running back Kenyan Drake broke his arm making a tackle during a kick return against Mississippi State and will miss approximately three weeks, coach Nick Saban said after the Crimson Tide's 31-6 win Saturday.
A senior, Drake is the primary backup to Derrick Henry. He has also been used at receiver and as a kick returner this season. The Georgia native entered the weekend second on the team with 841 all-purpose yards.
The loss of Drake leaves the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide with only three healthy scholarship running backs, two of which are true freshmen.
Drake missed a large portion of last season because of a broken leg suffered against Ole Miss.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.