Eddie Jackson injury update: Alabama landed a huge win over Texas A&M, but suffered a big loss in the process. Senior defensive back Eddie Jackson is out for the season with a fractured leg.
Saban revealed the injury after tonight's game in Tuscaloosa.
Jackson was carted off of the field in the early fourth quarter, with Alabama up 32-14 on the Aggies.
Jackson was replaced by Hootie Jones, who stepped in at strong safety, with Ronnie Harrison sliding over to free safety.
Jackson is a massive loss for the Crimson Tide. As a junior in 2015, he was an All-SEC and second team All-American performer in the Alabama secondary. This season, entering today's game, he had 21 tackles, with 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception. He is also a huge weapon on special teams, with two punt return touchdowns on nine attempts. He averaged just under 26 yards per punt return this season.
Alabama is one of the deepest teams in the nation and has a number of blue chip players it can plug into the secondary. Still, losing a player like Eddie Jackson is a huge blow. We hope he makes a full recovery ahead of the NFL Draft in the spring.