Terrell Lewis of the Alabama Crimson Tide suffered a torn ACL this offseason and had to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Following the procedure, the linebacker was in a positive mindset when he took to Twitter to let fans know that everything's going to be fine.
Surgery went well! I appreciate all the well wishes & support! God has something for me on the other side that is greater than what I can see right now. So please don’t feel sorry me & my situation, I’m a warrior. What God has in store for me can’t be denied. Thank you to all!— Terrell Lewis (@_Real24_) July 10, 2018
Lewis played in Bama's season opener against Florida State in 2017 before suffering an elbow injury that sidelined him for 10 games. The inside linebacker came back to play the final three games of the year against Auburn, Clemson and Georgia.
He totaled 16 tackles, and had a sack in the CFP National Championship that forced Georgia to kick an overtime field goal before Tua Tagovailoa won it with a legendary touchdown pass.
A five-star recruit out of high school, Lewis was a candidate for the preseason All-America team who was considered a potential early entrant to the 2019 NFL Draft. He can take a medical redshirt in order to save a year of eligibility.
How will the Crimson Tide try to replace LB Terrell Lewis?https://t.co/pz33Fs4uSa— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 10, 2018
Despite the loss, Alabama's linebacker core still runs fairly deep. They return Anfernee Jennings, Christian Miller, Jamey Mosley and Chris Allen. The Crimson Tide also welcome Cameron Latu, Jordan Davis, Jarez Parks and top recruit Eyabi Anoma.
Alabama got shelled a year ago with injuries that tested the depth of the linebacker group, and it looks to be much of the same in 2018. Hopefully Nick Saban can think of something to make sure they stay afloat throughout the season.