Nick Saban speaks on Brandon Deaderick

Brandon Deaderick

Brandon Deaderick

Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban addressed the Monday evening attempted robbery and shooting of Alabama football player Brandon Deaderick. The Alabama football player was shot about 10 p.m., and was transported to the hospital. According to Saban’s statement released Tuesday morning, it is expected the player will be released from the hospital sometime today.

“We feel very fortunate that Brandon is doing well and that this is not a more serious situation,” Saban said. “We are hopeful that his condition will continue to improve as we expect him to be released from the hospital later in the day today. Our concern at this time is for Brandon’s continued recovery as our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, not about when he will return to football.”

According to the AP, “The shooting happened Monday night at an apartment complex. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson told the Tuscaloosa News the player suffered a gunshot wound to the forearm. Anderson says it’s not a life-threatening injury.DCH Hospital spokesman Brad Fisher told the Mobile Press-Register that Deaderick is in good condition and was admitted for the night to a hospital room.”

About Deaderick from the Alabama Media Guide: One of five returning starters in Alabama front seven, Brandon Deaderick established himself as a play-making defensive end for the Crimson Tide in 2008 and will again play a major role as a senior … has played in 34 career contests while making 21 starts … registered 60 career tackles with 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks … he provides a dangerous pass rush off the edge with a good combination of speed and strength … won the Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award during spring practice in 2009 … a third-team preseason All-SEC selection in Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.