Alabama linebacker, Terrell Lewis, suffered a torn ACL during training. Nick Saban released a statement regarding his injury.
“Terrel Lewis suffered an ACL injury on last weekend while training,” Saban said. “He underwent surgery today and a timeframe for his return is unknown.”
Lewis suffered an injury in last season’s opening game and miss most of the season. Last season linebacker injuries were a problem for Alabama with the team losing seven different linebackers during the season due to injuries and Anfernee Jennings in the Clemson game the linebacker corp has taken quite a hit. Lewis and Christian Miller were both injured in the Florida State game and returned at the end of the season but they weren’t back to one hundred percent. In their absence, Jamey Mosley and Anfernee Jennings stepped up and played well but this is still a big loss for Alabama and the linebacker depth. Anfernee Jennings is expected to be back after his knee injury in January and Jamey Mosley is back for his senior year after starting a few games last year. Look for rising sophomore Christopher Allen to get some playing time this year as well. Allen saw time in seven games and can be used as a pass rusher. He also had two sacks during the spring game. The depth and experience are there but the loss of Lewis will be noted. Lewis had the huge sack in the national championship game which led to the Georgia field goal.