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Trey Sanders’ rehab is moving nicely at Alabama as he’s running on the anti-gravity treadmill

Trey Sanders runs by Miss. State defender up the sideline
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

Four months after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident, Trey Sanders is poised to return to the football field for Alabama.

He has been rehabbing with Jeremy Gsell and Dr. Matt Rhea in the offseason. When he is not doing resistance marching at the indoor practice facility, Gsell had Sanders running on the anti-gravity treadmill.

A talented running back from Port Saint Joe, Fla., the former five-star suffered a hip injury from the incident in November of 2020. Before it happened, Sanders totaled 80 yards rushing on 12 carries in the Crimson Tide’s 41-0 victory over Mississippi State. Alabama fans saw the production the alumnus of IMG Academy could provide, and it was anticipating more. He ended with 134 yards rushing on 30 carries in four games, as Sanders missed the rest of the season. Despite having six other players at running back, Sanders is determined to pursue a huge year and prove why he was a sought-after recruit in 2019.

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Alabama will be cautious with him in spring practice but expect for Sanders to be ready by fall camp.

Hopefully, he can put the setbacks behind him and become an impact player.

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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 @CoachingMSmith.

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