Despite a different location nearly 1,500 miles across the country, Dee Hart still can’t shake the injury bug.
During Colorado State’s scrimmage Tuesday, the running back went down with an ankle injury. While it’s not believed to be serious, it could keep Hart out of the Rams’ season opener Aug. 28 against in-state rival Colorado.
Hart, a transfer from Alabama, is expected to be a significant contributor and perhaps a starter despite his brief period of time with the team. That is, if he can shake the health curse he’s dealt with the past couple of years.
In July of 2011, Hart suffered a torn ACL that forced him to miss his true freshman season. After rehabbing that injury, Hart tore the ACLin the same knee during an October win over Ole Miss last year and, obviously, missed the remainder of the season. While Hart is returning yet again from injury, he’ll be doing so on the other side of the ball.
Because of the combination of injuries and the talent at the position, the former five-star recruit finished the Tide portion of his career with just 43 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown.
In February of this year, Hart was arrested and charged with giving false information and possession of marijuana. It was revealed at that time that Hart hadn’t been a part of the team since shortly after the Tide’s Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma.