The quarterback competition can now return to full strength as senior Jacob Coker returned to the practice field for the Crimson Tide Wednesday. Coker has missed the last two days due to an injured toe suffered over the weekend.
Following Alabama's Wednesday practice, Nick Saban gave a brief rundown of some of the injuries on the team.
"Jake's (Coker) toe deal went very well," Saban said Wednesday evening. "We don't expect him to be out more than a day-to-day, but maybe another day or two."
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Several key players wore black non-contact jerseys, including offensive lineman Cam Robinson, running back Kenyan Drake and receiver Chris Black. Saban refused to go into detail on the reasoning behind those decisions, aside from saying those players were recovering from past ailments.
"I'm not going to make an explanation for every guy that wears a black jersey," Saban said. "It's the way we practice that we don't want to have a lot of contact so every player knows that he doesn't have contact, and there's not going to be an explanation for that."