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Alabama’s senior quarterback Jake Coker was absent in the team’s 13th practice session Monday morning and the media finally knows why. Head coach Nick Saban released a statement via UA stating that Coker has sustained a minor foot injury.

He will miss several days of practice, yet Alabama’s medical staff expects a full recovery.

Coker was splitting reps with junior Alec Morris in the program’s first full week of fall practice. Saban didn’t release any details on how the mishap occurred.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.



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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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