Jake Coker, one of the quarterbacks competing to be starter for Alabama, will be sidelined for the next couple of days with a foot injury, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said on Monday.
“Jake Coker has a minor foot injury that we think will keep him out of practice for several days,” Nick Saban said in a release (h/t CBSSports.com). “Our physicians anticipate a full recovery.”
Coker, a 6’5”, 232-pound senior from Mobile, Alabama is competing with freshman Blake Barnett and redshirt freshman David Cornwell to be the Crimson Tide’s next quarterback. With no one separating themselves from the pack in practice, this injury could pave the way for Barnett or someone else to seize the job.
Saban is growing frustrated with how the quarterback battle has been played out thus far, as Ron Clements of the Sporting News wrote on Saturday. So, Coker’s injury should not sit too well with Saban.
Coker is coming off a 2014 season that saw him record 403 passing yards and four touchdowns, while playing mostly in a backup role to Blake Sims.
Alabama opens their season against Wisconsin at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium on September 5.