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Alabama LB Terrell Lewis Likely Out For Spring With ACL Recovery

Terrell Lewis celebrates a big play during Alabama vs. Georgia in the national championship.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Terrell Lewis #24 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to an interception during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Alabama had a typically elite defense once again in 2018, but the team did deal with some serious adversity on that end of the ball. The Crimson Tide got hit with significant injuries at linebacker, including a year-long injury for Terrell Lewis.

The redshirt junior had the second straight season in which he missed the majority of his team's games in 2018. As a redshirt freshman, Lewis tore a ligament in his elbow in the season opener against Florida State.

He returned for the Iron Bowl, and played in the stretch run to the national championship, recording 16 total tackles, two TFLs, and a sack in four appearances. He started the championship game win over Georgia, recording seven tackles and a big sack of Jake Fromm.

Last year, he suffered a torn ACL ahead of the season. He is still recovering from the knee injury.

Terrell Lewis had missed two Alabama practices, and is now being shut down for the remainder of the spring.

From AL.com:

Terrell Lewis probably won’t practice again this spring for Alabama.

Alabama will likely sit the redshirt junior outside linebacker for the remainder of spring ball for precautionary reasons as he continues to work back from the torn ACL he suffered last summer, according to sources.

It is likely a setback for Lewis, who should step into a big role, if healthy. Of course, if he avoids a third straight injury at the top of the season, this is worth it.

As a freshman in 2016, Lewis recorded 11 tackles and a sack in 11 games. Lewis was a four-star member of Alabama's 2016 recruiting class.

[AL.com]