Clark returns

Defensive tackle Jeremy Clark was forced to leave Saturday's Kentucky game with a sprained ankle. As Alabama finished its win over the Wildcats, the big lineman had to watch from the sideline with an ice pack on his foot.

Sunday he participated in the short practice session, and after Tuesday's full-contact work he seemed fine.

"I'm okay now," Clark told following Tuesday's workout. "My ankle is about twice as big as it normally is, but that's mostly the (extra) tape."

During Saturday's game a Kentucky blocker rolled up on Clark's foot. "If I had been doing what I was supposed to do, it wouldn't have happened," Clark said with a laugh. "I didn't come off the ball fast enough.

"I planted my foot, and he just rolled up on it."

Jeremy Clark was forced to watch much of Saturday's on the game, sitting with an ice pack on his foot after spraining his ankle.

Along with Anthony Bryant and Ahmad Childress, Clark has been a key member of Alabama's rotation at defensive tackle. A redshirt freshman, Clark has played extensively in all three Tide games.

He started Bama's season opener versus South Florida.

Bama's defense played 61 snaps versus USF; Clark was in on 29 plays. Versus Oklahoma the ratio was 67:31. Against Kentucky he played seven of the Tide's 47 defensive snaps.

For the year, Clark is credited with three tackles.

Sophomore defensive tackle Taylor Britt saw some action Saturday, but for most of the season the Tide has relied on only three players on the interior of its defensive line.

One of the top D-Line recruits in the state in 2002, Clark redshirted his first season at Alabama.

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