Alabama senior safety Jabriel Washington will miss a “couple of weeks” after spraining his knee in last Thursday’s practice, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Monday.

Washington did not dress out for Alabama’s season-opening 35-17 win over Wisconsin this past Saturday due to the injury. Prior to the game, Washington was spotted on the field in street clothes.

Last Monday, when Alabama released its team depth chart leading into Week 1 of the season, Washington was listed as Geno Matias-Smith’s backup at free safety.

“He was doing a nice job for us,” said Saban, who also added that the injury won’t require surgery. “He has played some and gave us some nice depth at safety, so some other guys are going to have the opportunity to step up there.”

Washington, a fifth-year senior from Jackson, Tennessee, recorded 17 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception last season in 13 games played. He made the first start of his career in a September matchup against Southern Miss.

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