What does it mean: Dylan Moses done for the season

What does it mean: Dylan Moses done for the season

Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports that Moses tore his ACL during Tuesday night's practice. He said Moses will need surgery and will be out for an "indefinite amount of time".

You've heard all about the "next man up" mentality when a player is injured, but in this case, it's not as easy as turning the page and filling Alabama's linebacking corps with any other player.

Moses was a finalist last season for the Butkus Award given to the nation's top linebacker. It will depend on the severity of the tear and how Moses's rehab goes. Don't be surprised if he opts to return for the 2020 season rather than leaving school early for next year's draft.

Alabama's linebacker depth will be tested again. They are favored by more than five touchdowns against Duke on Saturday, and their first real test won't come until October when Alabama heads to College Station to face Texas A&M. 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. The Crimson Tide are a massive 34.5-point favorite. Without him, Alabama will turn to two true freshmen to start at the inside linebacker position: Christian Harris and Shane Lee.

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