Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts sustained an ankle injury in the Crimson Tide’s latest victory.
Head coach Nick Saban told reporters Monday that Hurts, a junior, had “a bit of a high ankle sprain” in Knoxville against Tennessee.
“They did a minor procedure to try to help the healing,” he said, via AL.com. “I think he will be out for one week, probably this bye week and he will probably be ready to start working again next week.”
Hurts’ injury occurred on a 21-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of the eventual 58-21 win. He remained in the game before he was eventually replaced by freshman play caller Mac Jones in the fourth quarter.
Hurts has shared playing time with Heisman hopeful Tua Tagovailoa. Through eight games, Hurts has completed 73.6 percent of his passes (39 of 53) for 589 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also thrown two interceptions.
After Alabama’s bye week, the No. 1 Tide will face the No. 4 LSU Tigers.