There may not have been an Alabama player who went through more last season than middle linebacker Dylan Moses.
From the loss of his grandmother and the lingering pain of a season-ending injury, Moses tipped the media on another avenue of pain he had to deal with in 2020.
During his media availability on Monday, Moses shared that he had played most of the season on a torn meniscus which he recently had surgery on Feb. 9. He recalled it first happening during the third game of the season against Ole Miss with it originally being diagnoses as a bone bruise.
“It happened, I believe, the third game of the season,” Moses said. “That’s when I really started feeling it. It was said that it was a bone bruise, but it kept bothering me throughout the year. I just never really spoke up about it. I’m the type of person that’s like if I’m in pain, I never wanna leave the field, so I just didn’t say anything about it.”
Moses would go on to play in all 13 games regardless of the injury and led the team in total tackles with 68 as the Crimson Tide went on to win its 18th national championship.
The Baton Rouge native said he did not regret playing on the injury as it proved his toughness and will to want to finish his career the right way.
“I was dealing with that the entire year, but I’m thankful that I did because it made me stronger and I was able to help my teammates get to the ultimate goal and win a national championship.”
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77