Croyle Rehab Progresses

Brodie Croyle will not play in the Music City Bowl, despite his teammates jokingly encouraging that rumor coming off the practice field on Friday afternoon.

Brodie Croyle is progressing in his rehabilitation process, however. He was jogging and tossing the ball with receiver Antonio Carter on a side field during practice Friday.

"I'm doing good," Croyle said. "I'm jogging, doing all the strength stuff and the knee is feeling good. It's on target if not a little bit ahead. We're not trying to push it. We're just going to take it slow and we'll be ready by spring."

Croyle, who injured his left knee during his senior year of high school, said he can't specifically remember the rehab process enough to compare it to the ongoing rehab on his right knee.

"I'm probably about 75-80 per cent," he said. "It starts out slow, then you make a lot of progress, and this is the part where it gets back to where you don't see a lot of improvement by each day."

Whether its rumors that he is planning to suit up for the bowl game, or rumors that he won't suit up ever again, Croyle said he hears them all, but is not bothered by the false information.

"I just laugh. I don't know where in the world anybody ever got that from," he said. "I guess it's a dead part of the year and people have to find something to talk about."

He also said that he understands and is on the same page with Head Coach Mike Shula, and Alabama administrators on the fact that he is not eligible for a sixth year.

"Next year is my last year," he said.

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