It’s not been a good couple of days for Alabama football off the field, what with a pair of arrests involving player with previous legal issues. Now, that storm cloud has drifted into the on-field arena as well.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Matt Zenitz of al.com is reporting that Cam Sims sustained some type of a torn ACL during a spring practice session Saturday. Given the timing of the injury, Sims could conceivably return at some time around the midway point of the 2015 season, if not slightly sooner. Or, the true sophomore could take a redshirt.
While the football program has not yet addressed the player’s health and his status for the upcoming season, Sims intimated on Twitter that he has some type of significant issue he needs to overcome.
And, based on one of his retweets, it is indeed an ACL issue he’ll be forced to overcome.
— ACL Recovery Club (@ACLrecoveryCLUB) March 29, 2015
As noted by Zenitz, Sims was being looked upon as a player who could potentially help replace the production lost by the departures of the Tide’s top three receivers. In 2014, the departed ones, Amari Cooper, DeAndrew White and Christion Jones, combined for 183 receptions for 2,495 yards and 21 touchdowns, although Cooper was responsible for roughly two-thirds of that production.
Sims, a four-star member of UA’s 2014 recruiting class, caught seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman.