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Alabama starting DB Williams played on a broken foot

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Alabama defensive back Jarrick Williams will be out of action for the next four games due to a broken foot.

Williams played the entire game Saturday in Atlanta against West Virginia. He reportedly felt he had a sore foot, but was able to keep playing for the Crimson Tide in the victory over West Virginia. He had three tackles in the game. It was not until getting x-rays done that the sore foot was sore for a reason. Nick Saban announced the injury news today.

Eddie Jackson was recently cleared by medical staff, so he could be moved into the starting job in the absence of Williams. Jackson was available to play Saturday if needed, but Saban was hoping to ease him back on to the field.

Alabama was already banged up after the West Virginia game. Wide receiver DeAndrew White suffered a separated shoulder in the game. Alabama prevailed after getting a challenge from West Virginia, and the depth on the roster is among the best in the country thanks to strong recruiting under Saban, but Alabama certainly hopes to get through week two of the season in better health than it will go into it.

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7 Responses to “Alabama starting DB Williams played on a broken foot”
  1. liverpoolred04 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:38 PM

    They’ll be ok without him considering they don’t really play but one or two teams this year and most years.

  2. amosalanzostagg says: Sep 1, 2014 3:57 PM

    liverpool

    Texas A&M, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Mississippi State beg to differ. Add Florida and Tennessee and you have more than hardy schedule.

    Granted WVU, Western Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss isn’t an intense
    out of conference schedule, but you are more than welcome to schedule a football game, please call 205.348.3600 and ask about scheduling a game for your school.

    RTR

  3. jec332 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:20 PM

    Perhaps the good old boys down at Bama should get a functional medical staff.

    What kind of program has a medical staff that isn’t able to identify that a foot is broken? That could permanently damage his career as well as give him a debilitating injury for the rest of his life.

    But hey, they beat WVU. That’s all that matters, right? Throw a Roll Tide and that cures all. Sigh.

  4. bigdinla says: Sep 1, 2014 4:36 PM

    First off Williams is a S and Jackson is a CB. 2nd the training staff can’t react if the player doesn’t tell them he is hurt. This at least explains why he seemed so slow to react. It will be between Marquis Smith and Hootie Jones as too who will replace Williams.

  5. Deb says: Sep 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    liverpoolred04, Alabama’s schedule is comparable to everyone else’s, which you’d know if you followed the sport. Do you even support an American football team? Do share so we can check out their schedule?

    jec332, did you read past the headline? As bidinla said, Williams thought he had a sore foot and didn’t report the injury so x-rays weren’t taken until after the game. The team would have preferred to play a backup than a DB slowed by a broken foot, so this was not to Bama’s advantage. But since Hall of Fame defensive end Jack Youngblood managed to play in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg, I doubt Williams is damaged for life.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Sep 2, 2014 9:00 AM

    jec332 says:Sep 1, 2014 4:20 PM

    Perhaps the good old boys down at Bama should get a functional medical staff.

    What kind of program has a medical staff that isn’t able to identify that a foot is broken? That could permanently damage his career as well as give him a debilitating injury for the rest of his life.

    But hey, they beat WVU. That’s all that matters, right? Throw a Roll Tide and that cures all. Sigh.

    ———————————————————-

    Your medical knowledge is astounding, but since your comment is obviously derived from some since of a hater lets clear up how this all works.

    The medical staff don’t generally go seek out injuries since we are speaking of young men old enough to field a college team, they are usually quite capable of voicing a concern if they’re injured. A reasonable guess would be that this young man was excited about playing and decided he would hold off alerting them to how badly he was hurting till after the game. He was productive as the article states (if you had read the article) and committed 3 tackles during the game.

    Secondly and I think most importantly speaking on Alabama’s medical staff, they responded to two incidents on the field where a WVU player was injured near their sideline. Despite your disdain for BAMA their medical staff just like any other university’s has to meet certain educational and experience standards before they can fill that role.

    @Deb,

    Liverpool is an Auburn fan so enough said on his idiotic comment…

  7. scbaby2013 says: Sep 2, 2014 8:50 PM

    Better get the foot checked out

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