The 2019 college football season is underway, with the first full weekend of action kicking off in the coming days. The Alabama Crimson Tide, one of the favorites to bring home the national title, is hoping to start its campaign with a big win but they suffered some unfortunate news just ahead of the season-opener.
According to multiple reports, star linebacker Dylan Moses will miss the upcoming season after suffering a torn ACL in practice late Tuesday night.
Alabama insider Matt Zenitz reported the news.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban commented on the injury while speaking to reporters.
“Dylan was injured yesterday in practice,” Saban said on Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference. “He had a knee injury. It requires surgery, so he’ll be out for an indefinite period of time. Certainly, this is a character check for our team, and we’re going to do everything we can to support Dylan and the people that have the opportunity now to fill in for Dylan.”
The Alabama football program is set to kickoff its 2019 campaign on Saturday, August 31 against the Duke Blue Devils. The Crimson Tide are a massive 34.5-point favorite. Coming off of a loss to the top-ranked Clemson Tigers in last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the Crimson Tide are the preseason No. 2 team.