Published April 16, 2013 - 11:56amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Alabama super freshman Derrick Henry is done for the rest of spring with a broken tibia suffered in Saturday’s scrimmage. That means we won’t get to see Henry until next fall, as many were awaiting his appearance in the A-Day Game this weekend.
Alabama has yet to confirm the injury, but Henry’s high school coach told AL.com about the break, and that he will have a small plate inserted into his leg.
“He got tackled and he said his foot got rolled under a defender,” Ramsay, the head coach at Yulee (Fla.) High School, said in a phone interview with AL.com. “It’s just one of those things. He was discouraged when I talked to him, but supposedly he was having a breakout day.”
Henry was arguably the highest-rated prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, and the five-star had been performing well during scrimmages. Last Saturday, Henry carried 17 times for 79 yards.
Henry is expected back sometime in July in time to compete for playing time in fall camp with a slew of other running backs who will hit campus this summer.
In Henry’s absence, the Tide only have TJ Yeldon and Kenyan Drake available for contact Saturday, as Dee Hart and Jalston Fowler are still in non-contact jerseys due to their recovery from knee injuries.
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