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Report: Alabama OL repairs knee injury

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Richie Petitbon, a four-star offensive guard, was absent at Monday’s practice.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman sustained a knee injury in Alabama’s scrimmage last week, per head coach Nick Saban in a press release. Petitbon is one of few players vying for a contributing role on the offensive line. He was one of five linemen to sign with Alabama from a star-studded 2015 recruiting class.

“He [Petitbon] has undergone a successful surgery with Dr. Lyle Cain in Birmingham and we anticipate a full recovery,” Saban said.

Petitbon, a native of Annapolis, Md., was redshirted as a freshman in Alabama’s national championship run during the 2015 season.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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