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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Reacts To Alabama's Brutal Injury News

A general photo of Kirk Herbstreit.

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 05: Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN attends the Party At The Playoff at The GlassHouse on January 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit has weighed in on the brutal injury news involving star Alabama middle linebacker Dylan Moses.

Moses, a preseason All-American and potential first-round pick in next April's NFL Draft, suffered a torn ACL in practice last night. He will have surgery and is expected to miss the entire season.

The news is obviously devastating for both player and team. Herbstreit tweeted a video with his thoughts on the situation this afternoon.

"Very sorry to hear the devastating news about Alabama LB Dylan Moses being out for the year with a knee injury!" Herbstreit wrote. "Wish him all the best in his future recovery!!"

With Moses out, Nick Saban says four-star true freshman Shane Lee is expected to get first crack at filling the void. He's a talented young player.

Lee was a top-100 recruit in the 2019 class, the No. 2 player in the state of Maryland and the fifth-rated inside linebacker, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

So, yes, Alabama has the luxury of plugging in a coveted recruit when one of its stars gets injured. Still, the Crimson Tide will definitely miss Moses' ability and leadership on the field this fall.

Hopefully he is able to make a speedy and full recovery.