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Tide loses Kenny Bell to broken leg

Kenny Bell, Toney Hurd Jr AP

When Alabama takes the field this weekend for the SEC championship game, they’ll do so without their top deep-threat in the passing game.

And, if they beat Georgia and make it to the BcS title game, they’ll likely be without that threat as well.

Following the Tide’s Iron Bowl thumping of Auburn, head coach Nick Saban confirmed that wide receiver Kenny Bell suffered a broken leg in the win.  Saban said Bell will have a rod inserted into his tibia in the near future.

The prognosis of UA’s medical staff is that the junior will not be able to resume running for 5-6 weeks.  Such a timeline would put Bell’s availability for the Jan. 7 BcS title game — again, if the Tide can beat the Bulldogs — in serious jeopardy.

While Bell had just 17 catches on the season, his 26.3 yards per catch is far and away tops on the team.  he also had three

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8 Responses to “Tide loses Kenny Bell to broken leg”
  1. crmtide96 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:02 AM

    They killed Kenny!

  2. lafan85 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:24 AM

    the rest of their team will probably get hurt before they play nd too. just seems to be the way its going for the irish this year.

  3. irishking says: Nov 25, 2012 9:52 AM

    What a shame. Bama did not need to play its starters to beat Auburn.

  4. kiopta1 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:02 AM

    Heal up young man and hope you get back to the success you had this year- an ND man.

  5. bamasleeper13 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:12 AM

    Wow, I was at the game and it wasn’t a bad hit. He tried to get up and fell, couldn’t put any weight on it. We have had so many injuries it is worrisome. Get well Kenny! Great team player. Props to ND on their season!

  6. thegamecocker says: Nov 25, 2012 10:36 AM

    I hope Kenny Bell has successful surgery and wish him well. Coach Saban recruits better than anyone and I’m sure whoever replaces Kenny will be coached up and ready to go.

  7. normtide says: Nov 25, 2012 12:25 PM

    Get well soon Kenny. All this kid does is work hard, he will over come this.

    Right now, Bama needs to find some pass rush if we want to best UGA.

  8. florida727 says: Nov 26, 2012 3:43 PM

    I’ve got no dog in the fight, but I can’t wait to watch ‘Bama v. UGA. Should be a great game with two great coaches leading the way, and two great QBs running their respective systems.

    Get well soon, Kenny. Seriously? 26+ per catch? Wow! Hope he makes it back 100%. Fun guy to watch, even when he’s torching your team :)

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