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Alabama tight end could possibly miss remainder of season due to knee injury

Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– With suffering the season-ending losses of linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis, Alabama couldn’t afford another medical mishap – especially on offense. 

After recording a catch in the second half versus Colorado State, sophomore tight end Miller Forristall would immediately be helped to the Crimson Tide’s medical tent. Upon the end of the game, head coach Nick Saban delivered some possible grim news on the situation.  

“Miller Forristall has a knee injury,” Saban said. “We’ll need an MRI to confirm it, but he probably has an ACL. If that’s the case, he will be out the rest of the year.” 

Forristall, a three-star from Cartersville, Ga., was listed as the backup TE/H-back behind Irv Smith Jr., when Alabama released the projected depth chart for this season. He caught five passes for 73 yards in 2016, including a 22-yard reception versus LSU in a 10-0 win. 

Smith and Hale Hentges will be counted upon to step up, should the injury to Forristall be confirmed as a season-ending ACL tear.  

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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