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Tide RB could be out for season from knee injury

Alabama running back Fowler breaks a tackle by Auburn linebacker White for a touchdown in NCAA college football game in Auburn Reuters

Alabama’s depth in the running game just took a hit following Saturay’s win over Western Kentucky. Nick Saban announced Monday that third-string running back Jalston Fowler would likely miss the season due to knee surgery.

“Jalston’s been a great player in the program — a really good special teams guy,” Saban said. “A great backup player for us. A really good attitude guy. Lots of character. Really good competitor. “I know he feels badly. We feel badly , too, for him that he can’t be a part and be able to contribute to our team this year.”

Fowler sustained the injury just about midway through the fourth quarter in what would be a 35-0 win by the Tide over the Hilltoppers. Fowler had 11 carries for 85 yards this year and had 395 yards and four touchdowns last season.

While freshman T.J. Yeldon has been the most featured back this year, Fowler was a solid contributor to Alabama’s offense as a fullback/H-back. That’s really where Fowler’s absence will be felt most.

Bama’s backfield should still be in good shape, though.Eddie Lacy has been a bit limited with injuries, but the Tide’s young backfield of Yeldon and Dee Hart have been stepping up well.

(Hat tip: al.com) 

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11 Responses to “Tide RB could be out for season from knee injury”
  1. sd1024 says: Sep 10, 2012 9:16 PM

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 10, 2012 9:18 PM

    Shaddup sd you retard. Anybody that would cheer one of these kids being injured to the point of missing a season should be banned from this board. GFY!

  3. sd1024 says: Sep 10, 2012 9:25 PM

    Im a southerner..i do it randomly

  4. bamasleeper13 says: Sep 10, 2012 9:40 PM

    That’s pretty sad to be happy a kid gets hurt. Get better Fowler!!

  5. going4iton4th says: Sep 10, 2012 10:22 PM

    It’s not a stretch to say Alabama is loaded in the backfield–they’ll be ok. Feel bad for the kid but Nick Saban keeps the cupboard stocked well at that program.

  6. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 11, 2012 7:35 AM

    call the plantation….next slave up.

  7. bayou4u says: Sep 11, 2012 7:53 AM

    Date: Nov 3rd
    Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
    Opponent: Packyderms
    Be there!
    Neaux Tide
    Geaux Tiger!

  8. florida727 says: Sep 11, 2012 8:45 AM

    Just my own curiosity here, but what kind of a pathetic life do you have to lead to actually cheer another person being injured?

    I’m a Gator fan (go ahead with the thumbs-downs, I’ll expect them), so by law I’m not allowed to root for anything related to Tuscaloosa :) but this isn’t something to cheer or applaud. All this kid wanted to do was play football at one of the premier programs in America and get an education.

    Here’s hoping he recovers well, and quickly, and when he returns he does so at 100%. Best of luck, Jalston.

  9. kozbee says: Sep 11, 2012 9:09 AM

    35/0 seems they were on the way to running the table up on the Hilltoppers.Saban its not really needed anymore cause there will be playoffs so you still get a chance.Teams run up high scores to hang onto rankings #1,no need to do do it and get your best players on injured list,idea now is just keep winning.Jals get better…

  10. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Sep 12, 2012 2:20 AM

    Kid that got injuries is by no mean their best player.., and just as Florida and several others that stated earlier, you must truly be a lower life form to cheer about injuries, on any level…
    I love this game, the harder the hits the better, and I pray no one gets hurt from it, maybe the winds knocked out of them, but I do pray nothing is permanent. God Bless and a speedy recovery to all that were injuries over the weekend!!

  11. patall24 says: Sep 13, 2012 5:18 PM

    uhh jalston is third string there buddy. So no the score was not being ran yo. Saban has said it himself several times “I don’t care what we are ranked, I’m focused on the next football game”

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