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Jones will miss the Tide's playoff game after injuring his knee vs. Auburn.

Nick Saban: Alabama safety Hootie Jones will be out for playoff semifinal vs. Clemson

Joe Clarkin

Sunday is mostly about good news for the Alabama Crimson Tide, as they snuck into the College Football Playoff and will face off against top-ranked Clemson in the semifinals. But it’s not all good news.

In an interview with ESPN on the College Football Playoff selection show, Nick Saban provided an update on starting safety Hootie Jones, who sustained a knee injury in the Iron Bowl. Unfortunately, according to Saban, Jones will not be able to participate in the upcoming showdown against Clemson, as relayed by SEC Country’s Marq Burnett:

However, as noted in that tweet, Saban expects his team to be much healthier overall, especially at the linebacker position. With that said, the Crimson Tide secondary will need to be on its game against Clemson and its talented receivers. We will see how much Jones will be missed.