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Dylan Moses breaks foot in practice, will require surgery

Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses will require surgery after breaking his foot during practice Monday. Photo | Getty Images
Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses will require surgery after breaking his foot during practice Monday. Photo | Getty Images

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama freshman linebacker Dylan Moses broke his foot during Monday’s practice and will require surgery, BamaInsider has learned. Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed that Moses suffered an injury during practice through a release issued by the university, but did not reveal any specific details.

“Dylan Moses injured his foot in practice on Monday," Saban said in the release. "He will be out indefinitely.”

Moses appeared in 11 games this season while starting in two of them. He tallied 30 tackles and was fifth on the team with 5.5 tackles for a loss. The former five-star recruit also recorded 1.5 sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble. His best game came in his first career start against Mercer when he tallied 11 tackles, four for a loss with an interception.

"I don't know too much about what really is going on with him, but I mean regardless of what it is, Dylan is going to be a great athlete, regardless of what's going on right now," linebacker Rashaan Evans said. "He's a mentally strong guy, so regardless of what it is, he'll be fine."

Moses’ injury comes as a blow to a unit already hit by a series of big losses. Alabama is already without starting Mike linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton who broke his right kneecap against LSU ending his season. The Crimson Tide returned injured linebackers Mack Wilson (foot), Christian Miller (biceps) and Terrell Lewis (elbow) for its final regular-season game against Auburn. All three players should be back to full strength when No. 4 Alabama takes on No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in one of two College Football Playoff semifinals.

“All you can do right now is do all you can,” Evans said. “This is the reason why we play the game of football. We have different challenges that we are faced with each and every day. That’s what makes things so exciting about the game, we always have different things that we need to overcome. I feel like not only just for our defense but for our whole team, we’re up for the task.”

Al.com was first to report on Moses’ injury.