TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)–The hits keep on coming for the Alabama defense this summer.
A source has confirmed to CBS 42 that star linebacker Dylan Moses is out for the year with a torn ACL. Moses suffered the injury in practice Tuesday.
Coach Nick Saban spoke on the injury Wednesday morning in his SEC teleconference.
“Dylan Moses has a knee injury that will require surgery,” Saban said. “He will be out indefinitely.”
Moses was supposed to be the leader of an already depleted linebacking core. Senior Josh McMillon is out after suffered a knee injury during fall camp. That had forced true freshman Christian Harris into a starting role.
Now the Tide has to replace Moses, a first-team preseason All-American and a finalist for the Butkus Award last fall.
This news comes 12 hours after the reports that four players will miss the first half against Duke on Saturday for missing a team function. Another starting linebacker, Terrell Lewis, was among the four; along with receiver DeVonta Smith and running backs Najee Harris and Brian Robinson.