TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -Alabama nose guard Brian Motley broke his left ankle and will miss six to eight weeks.
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.
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Army vs. Navy Pick As tradition in college football, the final regular season game will be played between Army and Navy this Saturday. Will the game be high-scoring?
Thumbnail CFB Bowl Game Las Vegas Odds The College Football Bowl Season is upon us. Here is a look at what Las Vegas thinks of this year’s games.
Thumbnail Heisman Trophy Odds   Another Heisman Trophy winner will be announced on Saturday. Here is a look at the odds to take home the trophy.
Thumbnail College Football Bowl Game Odds With the entire 2016-17 Bowl Schedule set, here is a look at the opening odds for each of the postseason games.
Thumbnail Updated Playoff Championship Odds Which of the four teams will emerge as the winner of the College Football Playoffs? Here is a look at the latest odds.

NCAAF Team Pages