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Saban: Fluker, Jones hurt against SC

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Julio Jones broke his
hand against South Carolina and his status for the Crimson Tide's
game Saturday against Mississippi is uncertain.

Right tackle D.J. Fluker has a groin injury and will miss at
least a week.

Coach Nick Saban said Monday that Jones was injured in the first
half of Alabama's 35-21 loss at South Carolina and had surgery to
have a plate and screw inserted. The coach says whether Jones can
return for Saturday's home game will be based on his pain
tolerance.

Jones played after the injury and finished with eight catches
for 118 yards. He is leading the team with 32 catches for 440 yards
and three touchdowns.

Saban says Fluker has a "severe groin injury." Alfred McCullough will
probably start at right tackle against the Rebels.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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