Julio Jones' bruised knee healing

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones' bruised knee seems to be healing up nicely.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Jones showed few issues in Wednesday's practice, ahead of Saturday's visit to No. 19 South Carolina.

Saban says he thinks Jones will be fine if he improves more for Thursday's practice. Jones was hurt in last weekend's Florida game.

He is leading the Tide with 24 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns.