The University of Alabama has confirmed that freshman running  back Derrick Henry Рwho was expected to take the load behind T.J. Yeldon in the 2013 season Рhas fractured his leg in practice, and it out for the remainder of spring practice.

We would be pretty surprised if he came back for the first game of the fall, too.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said this: “Derrick Henry suffered a fractured fibula in Saturday’s scrimmage and had successful surgery this morning with Dr. Lyle Cain,” he said. “With the support of our medical staff and the hard work and dedication Derrick has shown since he arrived, we are confident that he will make a full recovery for the start of camp this fall.”¬†

Alvin Kamara, Tyren Jones and Altee Tenpenny could see some more work now Henry is injured, and if Henry fails to rehabilitate, one of three could see increased time behind Yeldon at the start of the season.

 

 

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