Bryce Young to be game-time decision vs. Texas A&M
"Bryce has been practicing, and all week, he's been saying that he could play," Saban said. "But that's going to be a medical decision. We've still got some time, and I want to talk more to Bryce. He's the only one who knows how he feels because it's going to be a pain tolerance thing.
"He's a tough kid and great competitor. We'll see where he is on game day."
Saban said Monday that Young was day-to-day with a shoulder sprain.
Young, the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner, sustained the injury in the second quarter of last week's win over Arkansas. After exiting early to the locker room, he returned to the sideline after halftime with pads on but did not re-enter the game.
"There was no reason for him to throw a lot this week because if he does, it's not going to get better. It's just going to aggravate it," Saban added. "Our doctors are saying that if you hold off as much as you can, then that's the best chance that he's got."
Young has completed 67.2% of his passes for 1,202 yards and 14 touchdowns against only three interceptions through five appearances this season. He's also racked up 154 yards and three scores on the ground.
Redshirt freshman Jalen Milroe would start for the 5-0 Crimson Tide on Saturday if Young is unavailable.