Monday morning at his weekly press conference, Alabama coach Nick Saban said that running back/fullback/H-back Jalston Fowler’s knee surgery went well last week.
“It was a pretty serious injury, but Doc feel like he’ll be able to make a full recovery,” Saban said. “He’s back here now working on his rehab. He did stay in the hospital for a few days. Part of that was because we weren’t here and they could care for him better there when our medical staff is not here. He’s doing fine.”
Saban has never been specific with the injury, but it’s believed to be his posterior cruciate ligament and he’s out for the season. Fowler, a junior, will qualify for a redshirt.
When Saban first announced Fowler’s injury last week after the Western Kentucky game, he said that it would take a “number of people” to replace him in all the different roles he played.
This past weekend in Alabama’s 52-0 beat-down of Arkansas, the Tide played five different running backs—Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon, Dee Hart, Kenyan Drake and Ben Howell—and three of them scored touchdowns.
Additionally, nose guard Jesse Williams lined up in the backfield at one point in the second half when Alabama was at the goal line, which is a spot Fowler probably would have been in had he been available.
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