Alabama LB Christian Miller's status uncertain for CFP title game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Alabama starting linebacker Christian Miller will have an MRI on his injured hamstring, and his status is uncertain for the College Football Playoff National Championship against Clemson, coach Nick Saban said Saturday night after the Crimson Tide's 45-34 semifinal win over Oklahoma.

Miller was injured in the third quarter, and he was in obvious pain as he clutched his leg and fell to the ground. He didn't return to the contest and eventually left the locker room on crutches.

Still, the Tide remained hopeful he would be able to play Jan. 7 in the title game.

"Christian Miller may be the guy that will be the most difficult," Saban said. "He's the only guy that may have an issue. We don't know the extent of his hamstring injury to this point, but when they do an MRI, we'll find out. He seemed to be the most serious injury we had."

Miller went into the Oklahoma game with 10.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks and a team-high 12 quarterback hurries.