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Alabama DB Jackson to get MRI for injured knee

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An emerging defensive back option at Alabama will undergo an MRI today after injuring his knee in a scrimmage Saturday. Eddie Jackson, one of the top performers this spring for the Crimson Tide, was hurt after landing awkwardly when leaping for a ball in a practice Saturday.

According to, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Jackson is “probably our best corner,” so obviously the Alabama coaching staff is hoping for the best. Until the results of the MRI come back, it is impossible to predict just when Jackson will be able to return or if he will eventually miss any playing time this fall.  Jackson had seen some starting time last fall for the Crimson Tide, including in the Sugar Bowl. Though he was competing for a starting job this spring, the outlook seemed promising.

Saban also confirmed another injury from Saturday. Linebacker Reuben Foster suffered a neck stinger but is expected to return relatively quickly. Cornerback Tony Brown also had a shoulder injury during a track practice.

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3 Responses to “Alabama DB Jackson to get MRI for injured knee”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Apr 6, 2014 2:16 PM

    Hope he heals well and quickly….He truly is a talent on the field and we’ll need him this fall…

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Apr 7, 2014 7:37 AM

    Must have been due to that no huddle hurry up offense that Bama runs…

  3. dhardy8207 says: Apr 7, 2014 8:46 AM

    goodfieldnohit says;

    “Must have been due to that no huddle hurry up offense that Bama runs…”


    (Sigh)….Injuries happen on every team no matter what schemes, gimmicks, trick plays, that they run. For someone that regularly gets pounded by Longhorn fans for being an “aggy” fan, it seems to me you would not try so hard to make such low blows about another SEC team..

    Classy way to make a smartass remark about a player suffering an injury!

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