TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s 24-10 victory over LSU Saturday night came at a cost. While the Crimson Tide was able to come away with the win, its defense took a hit, losing linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton and Mack Wilson for what appears to be a considerable amount of time.
“It was a costly win for us,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “Shaun Dion’s probably out and so is Mack Wilson. We already have a couple linebackers that are out, so this is going to be a challenge to be able to get enough guys, but the guys that went in there and played today did a pretty good job.”
Saban said Hamilton’s injury was a knee injury while Wilson injured his foot.
Hamilton appeared to injure his right knee in the third quarter. After going down he pounded his fist in the ground in frustration. He was then helped off the field by trainers and did not return. Hamilton suffered a season-ending ACL in his right knee during last year’s SEC Championship Game.
Wilson’s injury came at the end of the second quarter as he too hobbled off the field. He was then carted off to the locker room with 2:52 remaining in the half.