Alabama starting inside linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton will miss the rest in the season recovering from knee surgery, coach Nick Saban said Monday.
Hamilton injured the knee during Saturday’s victory over LSU. It was the second season-ending knee injury of his profession.
Saban also mentioned reserve inside linebacker Mack Wilson are going to be out four to six weeks recovering from a foot injury.
Star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick won’t practice Monday but is anticipated to return for the field as early as Tuesday whilst he comes back from a hamstring pull, Saban stated.
With the pair of inside linebackers out, count on freshman Dylan Moses to possess an chance to play extra meaningful snaps. Veteran Keith Holcombe could figure heavily into the rotation at the same time.
The linebacker spot has been hit specially hard by injuries at Alabama this season. Outdoors linebackers Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller each suffered possible season-ending injuries Week 1 against Florida State.
There’s a possibility that one or both players could return for the stretch run, but neither has been medically cleared to practice however, Saban said last week.
No. two Blaine Anderson Alabama Crimson Tide Jerseys travels to No. 16 Mississippi State this Saturday. Two weeks later, the Crimson Tide will wrap up the frequent season at No. 14 Auburn.