Monday, October 11, 2010

Jones Suffers Broken Hand, Fluker Groin Injury

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Julio Jones  of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Julio Jones suffered a broken left hand in the loss to South Carolina.

Jones injured his hand in the initial half of play against the Gamecocks, yet managed to play through the injury.

Jones had a plate and screws inserted into his fractured hand on Sunday.

The timetable for Jones’ return is unknown at this time. Coach Nick Saban told reporters the return of Julio Jones will simply be based on pain tolerance.

The Crimson Tide receiver could miss a few days…or as much as a week.

Starting right tackle D.J. Fluker will be out at least a week after suffering what has been described as a “severe” groin injury.

The injury was visibly noticed during the South Carolina game as the Alabama medical staff attended to Fluker on the field.

Tide linebacker Courtney Upshaw continues to battle an ankle injury. Upshaw reaggravated the ankle against South Carolina and is listed as day-to-day this week.

Upshaw is expected to practice in preparation for Ole Miss, but he will certainly be restricted.

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