The injury that Barrett Jones suffered in the SEC Championship Game was portrayed for five weeks as a sprained foot. It turns out that wasn’t quite the case. In second-ranked Alabama’s 42-14 victory over top-ranked Notre Dame, Jones played Monday night with torn ligaments in his left foot.
Alabama center Barrett Jones will have surgery Wednesday to repair several torn ligaments in his foot. Thought initially to be just a sprain, Jones said that the injury will keep him away from football for 3-4 months.
Tuesday evening, Alabama head coach Nick Saban provided status updates on all injured players, including Barrett Jones, Kenny Bell and Jarrick Williams, who made his re-debut at practice.
Alabama starting center Barrett Jones will be held out of practice for the next week while he nurses a sprained foot, according to coach Nick Saban. Doctors will reevaluate Jones when he returns from Christmas break on Dec. 27. Jones rode a stationary bicycle with a cast on his left foot during Tuesday’s practice and is “day to day,” according to Saban. Ryan Kelly took snaps with the first-team offense in Jones’ absence.
Senior center Barrett Jones will be on the sidelines for at least Alabama’s first five postseason practices, Alabama coach Nick Saban said after Tuesday’s practice. Jones is sidelined with a foot injury that he suffered in the first quarter of the SEC Championship Game. He played the whole game but was on crutches afterward. Jones, the winner of the 2012 Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center, had his left foot in a cast Tuesday and was in a black non-contact jersey while he pedaled a stationary bike.
A knee injury that Jesse Williams suffered in the third quarter of the SEC Championship Game didn’t knock him out of the game for good. The Alabama football team’s senior nose guard was back in the game in the fourth quarter.
Watch Barrett Jones and others pedaling stationary bikes at Alabama’s first postseason practice (video)
You might have read about this already in the practice report, posted a short time ago. Now, in this video, see for yourself. Star center Barrett Jones (75) is among four Alabama players in black non-contact jerseys who were pedaling stationary bikes at the beginning of the team’s first postseason practice Tuesday.
As Alabama began preparing for Notre Dame Tuesday afternoon, there were quite a few players sporting black non-contact jerseys. Some who we expected to see, and some who we haven’t seen in awhile.
Alabama wideouts take latest dose of adversity in stride, prepare for new challenges after Kenny Bell’s season-ending injury
Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell’s problem was a broken leg. The solution was surgery, which he had Sunday to ultimately end his 2012 season. As it heads into Saturday’s SEC Championship against Georgia, the Crimson Tide’s problem is figuring out how to replace the speedy, big-play threat. The solution is slightly more complicated.
First it was Amari Cooper. Then it was Kevin Norwood, and eventually Christion Jones and Kenny Bell pulled up a bit lame. Then, it was Cooper and Norwood once again. The University of Alabama wide receivers have had a rough season from a health standpoint, with at least one receiver being limited or unavailable virtually every game this season. As the Crimson Tide (10-1) prepares to play host to rival Auburn Saturday, the latest concern is for Norwood, who did not play Saturday against Western Carolina. UA coach Nick Saban has said he expects Norwood to be back this weekend.
T.J. Yeldon didn’t do much Monday at the Alabama football team’s first practice of Iron Bowl week. That changed Tuesday. The freshman running back is participating fully in drills with his unit. How does he look?
Nick Saban ‘optimistic’ that Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, WR Amari Cooper will be ready for Saturday’s game
Both running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Amari Cooper practiced Tuesday and continue to show signs of progress from their respective ankle injuries, Nick Saban said on today’s SEC teleconference. The Alabama coach said he’s “optimistic” that Lacy and Cooper will be ready for Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against No. 15 Texas A&M. Saban said Lacy, who mostly sat out Monday’s practice, took half of the repetitions at Tuesday’s practice. Lacy hurt his ankle during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 21-17 win at LSU. “Hopefully, he’ll be even better today,” Saban said.
The latest reports indicate that Marcus Lattimore’s knee was dislocated with some ligament damage, but no fractures. Medical experts speculate that this is a good sign that his days on the football field may not be over yet.
Call it the nightmare scenario, take two. Just as he did two weeks earlier at Missouri, University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron went down with an injury Saturday in the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide’s 38-7 victory over Mississippi State. At Missouri, McCarron sustained a knee bruise, but finished the game without missing a play. This time, McCarron was taken to the locker room after bruising his back on a sack late in the third quarter. He returned to the sideline, but with Alabama increasing its lead to 31 points in his absence he did not return, although UA coach Nick Saban said he could have and will be ready for next weekend’s game at LSU. “He’s got a back contusion,” Saban said. “That’s what he got.”