Contrary to popular belief, not all of the news coming out of Tuscaloosa nowadays is good. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the Crimson Tide would be without center Carl Engstrom for the rest of the 2012-13 season.
Engstrom tore both his ACL and MCL in his left knee during Alabama’s 58-56 loss to Cincinnati.
The 7’1″ junior, who started three games in 2012 and played in all seven, was averaging 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Head coach Anthony Grant had the following to say on Engstrom’s injury:
“Carl is a very valuable member of our team and will be greatly missed. However, the hard work and determination that he has displayed throughout his career will also assist him going forward as he rehabs and prepares to continue his career next season. We are fortunate to have an outstanding medical team that will assist him during this process.”
Alabama’s rotation is now down to one center, 7-foot junior Moussa Gueye, who had received the majority of starts so far this season.
Engstrom has already undergone surgery and is in rehabilitation mode.
From Bama Nation, we are wishing you the best during your recovery!
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