Hart, White Lost With Knee Injuries
DeAndrew White, a sophomore wide receiver, and Dee Hart, a redshirt freshman tailback, were both injured in Alabama's game against Ole Miss and on Monday Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced that both had suffered knee injuries that would mean they are out for the season.
Alabama, 5-0 and ranked first in the nation, is idle this week. Bama returns to action at Missouri on Oct. 13. A kickoff time and telecast information has not been released, but it is widely speculated that CBS will televise the game with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CDT.
Hart missed the 2011 season with a torn ACL.
Earlier this year Bama lost running back Jalston Fowler with a knee injury.
Also injured in Alabama's Saturday night game were cornerback Deion Belue with what Saban had characterized with a shoulder injury that he did not expect to be serious and defensive end Ed Stinson, who left the field late in the game. Neither was mentioned in Monday's injury report.
Six players of the week as selected by the Bama coaching staff were also announced Monday.
Amari Cooper and D.J. Fluker were named players of the week on offense while Dee Milliner and C.J. Mosley represented the defense. On special teams, Christion Jones and Jeremy Shelley were selected.
Cooper, a true freshman, caught eight passes for 84 yards and had two touchdowns. The touchdowns came in the second quarter and helped Alabama extend the lead to 27-7. Those scores both came on third down and he also had two other catches that converted third downs. Fluker was honored for the second straight week as the top performer on the offensive line.
Mosley has been recognized following all five games this season and he again led the Crimson Tide with 11 total tackles against the Rebels. The junior linebacker has a team-high 39 stops on the season. Milliner was credited with four tackles, an interception, four pass break-ups and half of a sack. His interception in the second quarter set up an Alabama drive at the Ole Miss 35 and led to a touchdown. Milliner leads the nation with an average of 2.75 pass break-ups per game.
On special teams, Jones had the first kickoff return for a touchdown for the Crimson Tide since Trent Richardson brought one back on September 18, 2010. The 99-yard kickoff return erased a 7-6 Ole Miss lead and was the eighth longest in school history. Jones, who was also honored as SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, finished the day with 161 all-purpose yards (142 yards on three kickoff returns and two catches for 19 yards). Shelley was perfect on all four of his field goal tries in the victory. He made a pair of 38-yard kicks in the first quarter and finished the game with field goals of 26 and 24 yards in the fourth quarter. He has connected on all seven of his field goal attempts this year and all 24 of his extra points.
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