Alabama loses two starters to injuries in win over West Virginia

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Alabama lost two veteran starters to injuries during their season-opening win over West Virginia Saturday.

According to coach Nick Saban, senior defensive back Jarrick Williams will miss four weeks with a fractured foot while senior wide receiver DeAndrew White will be sidelined for two weeks with a shoulder injury.

Saban said that both Geno Smith and Maurice Smith are the options to start in place of Williams while Robert Foster is listed on the depth chart as White’s backup at the ‘Z’ receiver position.

Also, Saban remains mum on who will be the team’s starting quarterback in its next game against Florida Atlantic Saturday.

Saban committed to playing both Blake Sims and Jake Coker but he wouldn’t say how the two would share reps.

“When I figure it out, I won’t tell you,” Saban said with a smile.

Sims started and played all but a few snaps against West Virginia, completing roughly 73 percent of his pass attempts. Coker came on late, handing the ball off only a few times before the game ended.

“I still don’t hesitate to say there’s a quarterback competition,” Saban said.

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