Glen Coffee, who was Alabama's back-up running back last fall, had rehabilitated from sports hernia surgery over the summer. Monday he suffered what appeared to be a very serious injury in the scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Coffee, a sophomore from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is expected to miss approximately three to four weeks of action due to the injury, The University said. The announcement added that it is not expected that surgery will be required.
Coffee was in contention for significant playing time as a reserve tailback before the injury.
It was also announced that true freshman offensive lineman David Ross of Homewood suffered a knee injury during practice on Tuesday night. Ross was expected to undergo an MRI test Wednesday.