A health issue shouldn’t keep Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from ending his turbulent 2013 season on a high note, Nick Saban said Sunday.
Shortly after the loss to Auburn in the regular-season finale, the Alabama defensive back underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair an injured meniscus in his knee. The surgery and subsequent rehab could keep the junior off the practice field initially, but should have no impact on his availability for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma Jan. 2.
“Ha Ha will be fine,” Saban said Sunday. “I think that he had a scope, which probably in two weeks he’ll be ready to practice and go again.
“We’re not going to rush him back, but I certainly think he’s going to be OK [for the bowl game].”
Clinton-Dix is tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, and is fourth in tackles with 46. He’s started nine of the 10 games in which he’s played, with the two missed games resulting from a suspension for receiving impermissible benefits from a member of the football program who was subsequently dismissed.