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Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 5:08 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

If there's any team in the country that could withstand losing a consensus five-star running back to injury, it's probably Alabama; having a potential Heisman candidate in Trent Richardson and a backup in Eddie Lacy who only averaged 7.2 yards-per-carry a year ago can give a team a lot of leeway.

But unfortunately for the Tide and incoming freshman back Dee Hart, it looks like Alabama will need it. Hart is reportedly scheduled for 8 a.m. surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ACL suffered during a 7-on-7 drill. Hart is expected to be out for 7-10 months, putting his 2012 spring camp participation in jeopardy as well as the certain loss of the 2011 season.

A consensus prep All-American and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP, Hart was one of the brightest jewels in the Tide's typically star-studded 2011 class. After enrolling early, Hart enjoyed a productive spring, scored on a 17-yard touchdown run in the Tide's Crimson-White game and served as the team's primary punt returner in that game. Though facing an uphill battle to unseat Lacy as the Tide's regular backup, Hart was expected to play a big role on special teams and could have featured as a third-down, change-of-pace back.

But for now, all of that will have to wait as Hart rehabs and prepares for a 2012 comeback. As for the Tide, as long as Richardson and/or Lacy remain healthy, they'll be fine. If they don't, well, maybe we'll find out there's not quite as much leeway as we think.


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Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

A 5 star recruit hurts his knee and then a whole group of 5 star idiots come and post derogatory comments. Typical barners from what I have seen. Take this from an outsider, those posting negative comments should seek out counseling. A young man has potentially ruined his chances of ever being the runner he once could have been and all you can talk about is your hatred for anything to do with Bama, time for a checkup from the neck up.

I hope this young man has a successful surgery and speedy recovery so he can go on to realize the potential he once showed.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

You people are arguing over which place is better like Alabama is the best thing since sliced bread!?!??!  B'ham is dirty, Montgomery is absolutely horribble (my hometown) and Auburn...enough said. Why are you guys or girls not talking about Huntsville? Thats the place everyone should want to migrate to. Its rapidly growing.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:19 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

That's what happens when you commit to Michigan and then go to another school. 



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:03 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Hey, Orlando dumb ass, I live in Birmingham you moron.  I sure don't see any Tide frat guys cruising around my town anytime.  But you can see East Mississippi students flocking out to Northport once the Strip shuts down.  Oh yeah, and T-Town is still the ghetto...boy.  That's three times you've made yourself look stupid.  Stick to what you know, Mickey Mouse and diminutive 5-feet tall coaches with spray tans and bad hair.



Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:24 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

hope to a speedy recovery and bustin big gains in 2012!

RTR!



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Still have to worry about Trent Richardson. This is a huge blow to the backfield. Hate to see that for any freshman, even if it is Alabama.



Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Well first off, T-town is way bigger than the barn, but if we do want to go somewhere else, there's a little town called Birmingham less than 45 minutes away. Ever heard of it? Know your geography before you spout off, boy. That's twice you've made yourself look stupid.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Montgomery...flea market...it's just like a mini-mall...



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I really enjoy you guys going back and forth. Let the battle for second place begin. Les is winning himself another one this year boys!



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

What do the livestock in AUbarn hit to escape the monotony of the manure filled pasture?

The manure filled Auburn  sorority houses


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