|Alabama nose guard Motley to miss 6 to 8 weeks with broken ankle|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 29 August 2007 06:58|
Coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that Motley, a redshirt freshman who won the job in spring practice, was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Sophomore Lorenzo Washington will start at nose guard Saturday night against Western Carolina and will be backed up by freshmen.
``We're obviously going to have to use some of our freshman players,'' Saban said. ``We'll see who the guys that we feel are most ready to play right now. We really don't want to move someone this late in the week that plays a different position.''
Motley was moved from center to the defensive line before spring practice. He recently returned to practice after undergoing surgery on his right hand.