No Surgery For Coffee

Alabama sophomore running back Glen Coffee will not have to undergo surgery and is expected to return to the Crimson Tide in three to four weeks, it was announced Wednesday. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test determined Coffee suffered strained knee ligaments and a bone bruise to his right knee during a scrimmage held Monday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Glen Coffee, who was Alabama's back-up running back last fall, had rehabilitated from sports hernia surgery over the summer. Monday he suffered what appeared to be a very serious injury in the scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Coffee, a sophomore from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is expected to miss approximately three to four weeks of action due to the injury, The University said. The announcement added that it is not expected that surgery will be required.

Coffee was in contention for significant playing time as a reserve tailback before the injury.

It was also announced that true freshman offensive lineman David Ross of Homewood suffered a knee injury during practice on Tuesday night. Ross was expected to undergo an MRI test Wednesday.

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