Alabama had hoped to add an element of electricity to the backfield this season, and the Saban – McElwain braintrust had hoped that incoming Freshman TB Dee Hart would fulfill that role.
Unfortunately, Hart has apparently injured an ACL during an off-season workout on Tuesday afternoon. He will likely require reconstructive surgery, and will not see the field in the 2011 season. Hart was the only back expected to see significant playing time who weighed less than 220 lbs. As a colleague of mine said earlier today, during some of the off-season workouts Hart was the only ball carrier with the potential to make the Bama defense look pedestrian.
But don’t worry, Bama fans. We should be just fine as long as this guy stays healthy.