TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Saturday that safety Eddie Jackson has a fractured leg and is out for the season. The injury means Jackson’s Alabama career is over.
“I’m sick for him and his family,” Saban said.
Jackson left late in the fourth quarter after being twisted up on a tackle on a punt return. He had to be helped off the field by Alabama’s training staff and wasn’t able to put any pressure on his left leg. After a brief stop in Alabama’s medical tent, Jackson was carted to the locker room.
Jackson held his hand over his head the entire time. Jackson is Alabama’s top option on punt returns as well as a leader on defense and the field general for the Crimson Tide’s secondary.
Jackson had 3 touchdowns (2 on punt returns, 1 on an interception return) this season.