Alabama’s defense has already suffered a host of injuries this season, but the Crimson Tide sustained more on Saturday.

Coach Nick Saban said DL D.J. Dale, who left late in the first half, suffered a knee injury.

“D.J. Dale, I think, is going to be OK,” Saban told reporters, according to BamaOnline. He had a little like patellar tendon strain, but doc thinks he may be OK. Hopefully, we get some guys back for this game. We’ll just have to make day-to-day decisions during the course of the week as to how much they can practice.”

Saban also gave a significant update on LB Terrell Lewis, who did not play on Saturday, following an injury sustained against South Carolina.

“Terrell hyper-extended his knee in the last game, so it was a strategic decision that needed to get made relative to if they do a procedure that sort of helps the healing process now or wait until the bye week,” Saban said. “So, we always are going to do things relative to what’s in the best interest for the player. We kind of left it up to Terrell. He wanted to do it and try to get well as soon as possible. So, I would think by next Tuesday, we’re hopeful that he would be able to be back in the swing of things and doing things the right way and be able to play next week.

“But it’s always going to be day-to-day in terms of how he responds to the treatment.”

The Crimson Tide play Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa next week before their off week ahead of a trip to Texas A&M.