The speculation out of Tuscaloosa is that Josh McMillon would be lost for the season after the senior linebacker was injured recently in training camp.

This would be really tough news for an Alabama team that was already thin at the linebacker position, as McMillon was likely going to start at one of the inside linebacker spots in Nick Saban’s defense. During his latest media availability, Saban offered up this update on the senior’s status:

“Probably the guy that is most concerning, that they have to do some research on, is Josh McMillon — with a potential knee injury. So, we’ll have to see what that is.”

Following further analysis, Saban announced on Monday that McMillon’s injury would require surgery. It’s unclear when McMillon could return.

“Josh McMillion suffered dan injury to his right knee Saturday that will require surgery, and keep him out for an indefinite period,” Saban said via statement. “We have a great medical staff here and he will have the full support of everyone in the organization as he goes through the rehab process. We are confident Josh will make a full recovery.”

The 2015 Under Armour All-America signed with Alabama out of Memphis, Tenn., and played in 22 games the previous two seasons for the Tide.