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Jalen Hurts out at least a week after ‘minor procedure’ for ankle sprain

The Alabama Crimson Tide might be without Jalen Hurts when they hit the road Saturday for their toughest test of the season against LSU.

Nick Saban told reporters on Monday that Hurts will miss at least one week after undergoing a “minor procedure to try and help the healing” after he twisted his ankle on a touchdown against Tennessee.

Obviously, this isn’t going to affect the team’s starting lineup. Despite being banged up a bit himself, Tua Tagovailoa is still good to go and has been putting up jaw-dropping numbers every week.

However, given the fact that Tagovailoa still has yet to throw a single pass in the fourth quarter of any game this year, and that ‘Bama has leaned heavily on Hurts when the starter has hit the sideline, it will be interesting to see how Saban proceeds in the coming game if Hurts is unable to play.

Perhaps LSU will negate any need for debate on this subject. If the Tigers can keep this game close throughout, then barring injury Tagovailoa will likely play his first full game of the season. If not, then it’ll be up to redshirt freshman Mac Jones to play in his stead.