Prothro Update

Although there is not going to be a report each week, Alabama Coach Mike Shula said he hoped to be able to give occasional updates on the recovery of Crimson Tide wide receiver Tyrone Prothro, who is recovering from a broken leg suffered in the fifth game of the season.

Following Alabama's Thursday practice, Shula said that Tyrone Prothro "is doing better. He is still on crutches and will be for another three weeks or a month, at minimum. But he looks better."

Shula said that Prothro had lost weight after the injury, but looks like he has gained it back. "I don't know how," Shula added. "He said he had been eating a lot of cheeseburgers."

Prothro, a 5-8, 178-pound wide receiver who will be a senior next year, was Alabama's leading receiver when he was injured attempting to make a touchdown catch in the Crimson Tide's 31-3 win over Florida. He suffered a compound broken leg that required surgery and resulted in some infection.

At the time of his injury he had 17 receptions for 325 yards and three touchdowns, including a catch for an 87-yard touchdown on Bama's first offensive play against Florida.

Throughout the year, ESPN and Pontiac have had a promotion in which the top play of each week in college football was rewarded as a "Game Changing Performance." Five times Alabama plays were selected. Now the best of those best from the season are in contention for best of the year. The school of the winning play will receive $100,000 to the general scholarship fund from Pontiac.

Prothro's spectacular catch against Southern Miss is one of the contending plays.

Alabama fans are urged to vote. One can vote every week until January 2, meaning a vote today, a vote next week, and a vote on January 1 is still possible.

When this was mentioned to Shula following Thursday's practice, he flashed "the look," and asked, "Have you voted?" Click here to vote

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