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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: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:03 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

I agree with you Maomatt. People need to get a life...tools! Grow up...its so funny how one guy says Alabama has no class, but yet they are the ones talking crap about a teen who didnt go to their team. Where is the class in that?



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 7:59 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

bad break for the kid....unfortunatley Dee is gonna get recruited right over and more than likely is done at Bama! Sorry Dee thats how they roll down there!



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 7:58 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

What are you even talking about? How does your little spill have anything to do with RB Dee Hart tearing his ACL?



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 7:08 am
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

So... Mark Ingram hurts his knee and Dr. James Andrews does the microsurgery. Some prospect hurts his knee and some no name Doctor does the surgery? Give me a break. I hope he recovers quickly. He might have been back sooner if Alabama had class.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Someone needs to acknowledge the fact that "The Tide's" image in Alabama is not the same as it is in the rest of the country.  Being close to something doesn't make that something right or proper or legal or even trustworthy.  All being real close does for anyone is to cloud his judgement.  Step away from the shadow of your HC statues' shadows once in a while.  Broadening one's perspective is enlightening.  Try it.  You'll like it.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Best wishes to Dee for a speedy recovery.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Wow.  Some of the negative comments about a kid that just tore his ACL just amaze me.  Grown men (maybe) taking pot shots at a teenager based on where he decided to go to college?   That is just disgusting



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Look at Marc Tyler.  It isnt easy, but he can come back.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

how much did hart get to go to bama... 50k, 100k... his career is over before it even starts. he just went from potential first round pick in 3 years to hopefully getting drafted. saban is the most dirty of all current SEC coaches, however... oregon is MUCH MUCH MUCH worse. PLEASE NOTE: FAYGO POP HAS BEST COMERCIAL JINGLES... FAYGO WILL ALWAYS BE THERE... LOOK IT UP



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Tide five-star RB Dee Hart tears ACL

Karma!


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