Injured Jones should be fine by title game

Barrett Jones a "day-to-day" situation after injuring his foot against Georgia in Saturday's SEC Championship game. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he'll need a few weeks to recover, but should be ready to go by the national championship game in January.

Barrett Jones hobbled into the locker room on crutches and plopped down in front of a huddle of reporters waiting for him.

After answering questions regarding Alabama's huge 32-28 win over Georgia, Jones eventually revealed that he had hurt his foot in the first quarter, but kept playing on it and never came out of the game. He admitted the injury progressively got worse and it was pretty tough to handle at the end.

But ask him how he's feeling and he'll answer: "Feel great. Couldn't feel better."

Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked to give a status update on Jones during Sunday night's BCS teleconference. He said Jones will need a couple weeks to recover and called it a "day-to-day" situation, but he should be ready for the national championship game on Jan. 7.

In Saturday's post-game, Jones was asked to describe the physicality out on the field and how Alabama would fare if it had to play in the national championship next week.

"Oh, we'd be in trouble," he said. "It was a physical game out there, man. There's just a lot of physicality on both sides of the ball."

The Crimson Tide will begin preparing for Notre Dame in two weeks or so, after exams are over.


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