Alabama running back Josh Jacobs had surgery Friday morning to repair his injured ankle that hampered him throughout the last two months of the season.
Now off the operating table, Jacobs provided an update:
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 12, 2018
The Tulsa, Oklahoma, product said earlier this week he had played on a broken ankle since Week 5 and didn’t know when his season would end. It turns out, it never did. Jacobs rushed for eight yards on three carries in the CFP title game and caught a couple passes in the Tide’s Sugar Bowl win over Clemson.
The injury likely did take a toll of his overall effectiveness. His production took a small dip to 284 yards in 2018, down from 567 last season. However, his receiving numbers slightly improved, and he even caught a pair of touchdowns out of the backfield. His yards per carry also remained steady at a solid 6.2 yards per attempt.
Alabama will have a loaded backfield again in 2018, but expect Jacobs to be a bigger part of it than he was this season.