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Julio Jones' knee worth watching

Alabama receiver Julio Jones injured his knee in the Florida game and will be day-to-day for at least the first part of this week, coach Nick Saban said.

It's being called a bruised knee after an MRI didn't show any damage. But it was also a bruised right knee that plagued Jones during the first part of last season. He injured the knee on the first possession of the Florida International game during the second week of the 2009 season. Jones missed the next game and said he wasn't 100 percent until about the midway point of the season. He said the injury hindered his ability to get open and also made route-running difficult.

There was a huge difference a year ago in Jones' production once he got over his knee injury. In fact, he had 29 of his 42 catches in his final six games heading into the BCS National Championship Game.

So it will be worth watching to see how he comes through this injury and whether it's something that will limit him the way last season's knee injury did.