Alabama’s DeAndrew White and Dee Hart lose their seasons to injury.
The Alabama Crimson Tide took a knock today when head coach Nick Saban announced that as predicted that they will be without both deep threat DeAndrew White and running back Dee Hart for the remainder of the year.
White had really come on this year as the x receiver in Nick Saban’s offense often providing key catches in traffic.
Alabama has plenty of depth at the position but White is the rare triple threat of size, speed and hands.
White went down after his first grab in Saturday’s win over Ole Miss. He was carted off the field and later returned in street clothes which pretty much confirmed that his knee injury was serious.
The redshirt sophomore was standing out amongst a young group of pass catchers that must get along without his breakout potential.
Freshman Amari Cooper who leads in receptions will certainly see more targets as will junior Kevin Norwood.
Hart lost his season while returning a punt during the fourth quarter. This is the second season-ending injury for Hart who was unable to compete in 2011 due to his original knee injury.
The pair makes the fourth and fifth Crimson Tide players to be lost for the year. Freshman wideout Chris Black, junior running back Jalston Fowler and junior safety Jarrick Williams were also lost previously this year.
There is no doubt that Alabama is the nation’s reigning powerhouse but if the injury bug continues to chip away at their depth, thin ranks could impact their 2012 campaign.
The video below features highlights of the Alabama vs. Ole Miss contest.