Alabama’s Mac Jones sustains ankle injury at Senior Bowl


American Team quarterback Mac Jones of Alabama (10) gets tangled up with American Team Janarius Robinson of Florida State (91) during the American Team practice for the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Mac Jones injured his left ankle Thursday in a Senior Bowl practice and said he wasn’t sure of his status for the game.

Jones didn’t finish the practice, the final one before the game Saturday. The Heisman Trophy finalist, who led the Crimson Tide to the national championship, said ”there’s a chance” he will sit out the game.

”I just have to see how I feel,” Jones said. ”I’m not going to go out there if I’m not 100%. It’s not fair to my teammates to not be 100% and try to play and not play well.

“I’m going to make the decision but hopefully I can get the treatment and see how it feels.”

American team coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers said he didn’t know Jones’s status or what happened.

”He started limping at the end so I just said, ‘Why don’t you go see the trainer?”’ Rhule said. ”The last thing I want to do is see the kid get banged up. He was having a hard time. But he had a good day, he just had to get himself healed up.”

The other American team quarterbacks are Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman, who had transferred to Georgia before opting out.

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