Alabama 2021 commit shares surgery update after season-ending injury
A key commit for the Alabama football team has been lost for the remainder of his senior season to recover from knee surgery.
Tim Keenan III, a nose guard at Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Ala., sustained an injury to his right knee during the team’s game against in-state Pleasant Grove on Oct. 22. According to AL.com, the injury occurred when a Pleasant Grove player chop-blocked Keenan.
On Thursday, Keenan posted to Twitter photos of himself in the hospital following his surgery, with his head coach, Rueben Nelson, telling AL.com that Keenan would indeed be out for the rest of the year.
Keenan is a 3-star recruit—according to 247Sports—rated as the No. 23 defensive tackle in the country by the site’s Composite Ranking and as the No. 12 player in the state of Alabama regardless of position. He committed to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide on Aug. 22.
Ramsay, the No. 1 team in Alabama’s 5A classification, is 10-0 and opens its state playoff run on Nov. 6.
Surgery was successful Thank God 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/vtT54PJaQO
— ⚡️moovJef3️⃣🇩🇴 (@tim_keenan3) October 30, 2020