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Alabama starting safety Vinnie Sunseri could be lost for season

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Alabama starting strong safety Vinnie Sunseri could be lost for the season after injuring his left knee in the Crimson Tide’s 52-0 win over Arkansas on Saturday.

His knee will be examined on Sunday but Tide coach Nick Saban indicated that the injury could be serious.

Sunseri got hurt on kickoff coverage against the Razorbacks and limped off the field afterward.

The junior made many mid-season All-American teams this past week after notching 20 tackles and returning two interceptions for touchdowns in the season’s first half, including one against Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel.

Sophomore Landon Collins, currently third on the team in tackles, will likely fill in for Sunseri. Luckily for the Tide, he and the rest of the Bama secondary won’t face any high-powered passing attacks the rest of the way.

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5 Responses to “Alabama starting safety Vinnie Sunseri could be lost for season”
  1. normtide says: Oct 20, 2013 7:06 PM

    This kid always played his heart out. He came in as 3 star LB , and became a big time safety. Hope for the best

  2. jimbo75025 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:22 PM

    Not a Bama fan, but hate to see someone go out like that, especially someone like Sunseri who is the typical coaches kid. Not the greatest talent, but makes up for it by working hard and being smart.

  3. thegeneral7694 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:21 PM

    Hate this so much for Vinnie…a real warrior. Especially frustrating that it happened on kickoff coverage. Get well soon, Vinnie. Hope to see you on the field next year.

  4. ninerfan81 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:00 AM

    Not a ‘Bama fan but I love this kid’s blue collar approach to the game, this setback will build character and he’ll come back stronger and a better man

  5. houndofthebaskervols says: Oct 21, 2013 11:05 AM

    If I had a favorite player on a team I hate, its Sunseri. Wish him a speedy recovery.

    Injuries mounting up at a historic rate in the conference this year it seems.

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