Alabama RB Josh Jacobs says he played on broken ankle for over three months
Alabama’s national championship victory probably feels particularly sweet for sophomore running back Josh Jacobs.
Jacobs revealed to Twitter on Thursday that he was about to undergo surgery for a broken ankle he had been playing on since the fifth week of the season.
Lowkey nervous about having surgery tomorrow I've been playing on a broke ankle since week 5. It’s definitely been hard playing knowing that any play could be your last. I'm grateful and blessed to had finish the season much more coming soon #Blessed #Bama #RollTide #TheReturn
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 12, 2018
Jacobs rushed for 284 yards and a touchdown this season, also adding 14 catches for 168 yards and two more touchdowns. He recorded three rushes for eight yards in the championship game win against Georgia.
Alabama’s fifth week of play came in a win over Ole Miss on Sept. 30, which means Jacobs was playing on his broken ankle for a little over three months. While he was often buried by the other backs on the roster this year, this has to be the grittiest display we have seen from a Tide player since Jake Coker.