Alabama could be without one of their biggest weapons when they take on South Carolina this Saturday. Stud wide receiver Juio Jones hurt his knee during the Tide's 31-6 dismantling of Florida on Saturday night. Jones only made four catches for 19 yards in the game, but did have a 41-yard punt return in the first half that helped bury the Gators.
Nick Saban isn't sure about what Jones' status will be for this week's game against the Gamecocks.
"Julio bruised his knee in the game," Saban said. "Again, you never know how these things are. We did an MRI, checked it out and made sure he's OK, and he'll be day-to-day, at least for the first part of the week, and we'll see how he progresses."
If you were to hold a gun to my head and tell me to give you an answer, first of all I'd tell you that you're being a bit overdramatic. You could have just asked, as there is no reason to get violent over this. Then I'd tell you that I think Jones will be ready by the time Saturday rolls around unless the MRI missed something.
If the Tide didn't have Jones next week, it would have a pretty big impact on their passing game. Though Alabama is a run-first team that doesn't really take full advantage of Jones' skills, he's still far and away the best receiving option they have. He leads the team in receptions and yards, with 24 catches for 322 yards. Darius Hanks is Alabama's second leading receiver, and he only has 14 catches for 230 yards.
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