According to a report from the Anniston Star, Alabama Crimson Tide safety Vinnie Sunseri will miss the rest of the 2013 season with a torn knee ligament. After suffering the injury against Arkansas on Saturday, Sunseri underwent an MRI on Sunday and the results were ultimately not good. He returned to the sidelines for the game, but was in street clothes and utilizing crutches.
After the game, when asked about his player’s injury, head coach Nick Saban didn’t sound optimistic at the time:
Following the game, Saban said that “it could be serious” when discussing Sunseri’s injury.
This will leave a huge void in the Tide secondary, especially as they go down the stretch here and are firmly in position to play for their third consecutive national championship. Sunseri is seventh on the team with 20 total tackles and also has two interceptions on the season, both of which were returned the other way for scores.
Alabama was lucky enough to get HaHa Clinton-Dix back into the secondary this past week following a two-game suspension. With Sunseri now gone, that void should be filled by either Landon Collins or Jarrick Williams taking the strong safety slot.
Alabama is 7-0 and ranked no. 1 in the initial BCS standings.