Alabama loses top freshman RB Trey Sanders for season, report says

first_img Tennessee loses top defensive lineman Emmit Gooden for season with torn ACL Sanders was the top-rated running back and No. 6 recruit overall in the Class of 2019 according to 247Sports. The 6-foot, 214-pound IMG Academy product had been projected as the Crimson Tide’s No. 3 running back early in preseason camp behind Najee Harris and Brian Robinson. According to, Sanders went down on the final play of Thursday’s practice. A day earlier, coach Nick Saban had praised the freshman’s performance.  Related News Last season it was Georgia signee Zamir White, who tore his ACL during preseason camp in August. Alabama opens its season Aug. 31 against Duke at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. NCAA won’t implement standardized football injury reportscenter_img “Trey Sanders is doing really, really well in camp,” Saban told reporters. “His work ethic is really good. He’s learning every day. His attention to detail seems to be pretty good. He’s got some ability I think may be able to contribute to the team.”If Sanders does indeed sit out all of 2019, it will mark the second consecutive year the top-rated running back recruit in the country incurred a season-ending injury before playing in a college game.  The man projected to be Alabama’s next great running back will have to wait another year to get on the field. Trey Sanders is expected to miss the entire season after suffering a “significant” foot injury in practice this week, reported Saturday. last_img read more


first_imgFootball fans will come together tomorrow night to send a special cheer to one of their rising stars critically injured in an accident in Spain.Oisin and Josephine in happier times.Finn Harps Reserves player Oisin Merritt continues to fight for his life after a fall in Mallorca on Monday morning last.The 19 year old from Stranorlar was on the last day of his holiday when the accident happened. He has been placed in an induced coma and is understood to have suffered a bleed to the brain.Members of Finn Harps Supporters Club have sent out a special plea for fans to turn up at the club’s game against Longford Town at Finn Park in Ballybofey tomorrow night in honour of Oisin.A spokesman posted a message on Facebook appealing for fans to come out and let Oisin know that he is in their thoughts and prayers.“One big plea to everyone. In light of the horrible news regarding Harps player Oisin Merritt in Spain, we ask that everyone takes to Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag ‪#‎prayforoisin‬ “It’s times like these we all need to come together and show our support for a young man who really needs it.“We would like to see everyone in the ground pile up behind the nets and create a real atmosphere in Finn Park and make sure we’re heard the whole way to Spain on Friday night.“All of us at 54 Crew Supporters Club would like to extend our best wishes to Oisin, his family, and his wider circle of friends.”Oisin’s girlfriend Josephine O’Neill and his parents Rose and Gary have jetted out to be by Oisin’s bedside.Oisin has shown a slight improvement but is still in an induced soma before doctors decide what steps to take to help him recover. HARPS FANS TO SEND A SPECIAL CHEER OUT FOR BATTLING OISIN was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfallfinn harpsOisin Merrittspainlast_img read more