Alabama LB Terrell Lewis tore his ACL last year, and is continuing to work his way back into game shape for the Crimson Tide.

This spring, the Crimson Tide are trying to take it a bit easier on Lewis as he continues his rehab, so he hasn’t been doing much in practices.

On Tuesday, coach Nick Saban spoke with reporters and said Lewis will be held back from a lot of the spring work in the hopes that he’ll be 100 percent this summer:

“I’m sure you all saw that Terrell Lewis is dressed and out there not really doing much,” he said. “We cleaned his knee up and the Doc wanted to do something to it. As a precautionary thing, he’ll be very, very limited all spring long. I think our goal is to get him ready for the summer and keep on pushing him so that he’ll be ready for the fall.”

Lewis will be counted on to lead a young, inexperienced linebacking corps this fall, so having him at full-strength will be crucial.

He seems to be improving, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him ready to give it his all this summer.