Alaka could miss Gator Bowl

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BRYAN, Texas -- Texas A&M linebacker Otaro Alaka may miss the Aggies' Gator Bowl game against North Carolina State. Wednesday after practice in Jacksonville, Florida Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said Alaka had surgery on his wrist. When asked if Alaka would play Fisher said, "Most likely I doubt it."

Alaka is the Aggies leading tackler this season with 79 tackles. He also has a team high 14.5 tackles for loss.

If Alaka misses the game sophomore Buddy Johnson is expected to replace him in the lineup. Johnson has played in 11 games this season. He has recorded 20 tackles.

Texas A&M and North Carolina State will meet on December 31 at TIAA Bank Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. central time. The game will be televised on ESPN.