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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
 
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.


Comments

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

It's more likely that the scumbag Saban beat this kid in the knee because he oversigned.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I wonder if Corey Grant and all those former Tide running backs that recently transfer beginning to rethink things.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Dr. Edward Cain part of the Andrews group performed the surgery, you sir have no clue. No name Doctor?, he's one of James Andres's partners, Do some research.



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Karma!...what do you mean by that moodysbike? He got what he deserved because of where he chose to go to school? Karmas going to ta; you on the shoulder too, I just wish I could be there to dish it out.



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Karma!...What the hell do you mean by that, moodysbike? Are you saying he derserved it because he chose BAMA? Karma will find you to, tuff man behind a computer.



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

F-YOU boothe, if his rehab goes well, he'll be back on the field again. If he's a five star now, he'll get his shot again in '12. You know how we roll? All over you're pansy azz team.



Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:31 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

hate to see any kid blow his knee up. hope he can bounce back!!!  good luck



Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:30 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

hate to see any kid tear his knee up. hope he can bounce back!!!



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 9:48 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

As a Michigan fan I was bummed when he decided to go to 'bama. That being said, I hope the kid gets better soon. I wouldn't wish an injury to anyone playing this game no matter who they play for, or the fact they didn't choose my school. He's still a teenager for cryin out loud. I guarentee none of these people piling on here ever got recruited by 50 major institutions, having to deal with all the pressure of choosing just one school. It's a complete circus these days, and oh by the way, when all this was going on he was still in high school.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:36 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I hope this doesn't hurt his future, Get well Dee. Good luck until you play the Gators Wink


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