Outside linebacker Terrell Lewis is out indefinitely after tearing his right ACL last week, the University of Alabama announced in a statement.
“Terrell Lewis suffered a torn right ACL last week while training,” coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “He underwent successful surgery today, and a timeframe for his return is unknown at this time.”
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 was a preseason All-America candidate and a former five-star recruit who was considered a potential early entrant in the 2019 NFL draft.
He missed 10 games as a sophomore after suffering an elbow injury in Alabama’s season opener against Florida State. He returned for the final three games of the season and finished the year with 16 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. Lewis still has a redshirt available.
Alabama’s outside linebackers still return redshirt junior Anfernee Jennings, redshirt senior Christian Miller, redshirt senior Jamey Mosley and sophomore Chris Allen. True freshmen Eyabi Anoma, Cameron Latu and Jarez Parks are also part of the group.
Alabama dismissed linebacker VanDarius Cowan on Monday. Cowan had played inside linebacker in spring practice but spent part of fall with the outside linebackers.