LB Alex Watkins to miss remainder of Spring

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE LINEBACKER ALEX WATKINS TO MISS REMAINDER OF SPRING PRACTICE (courtesy of UA)

The senior linebacker had successful knee surgery Thursday.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced that senior outside linebacker Alex Watkins would miss the remainder of the spring after suffering a knee injury.

“Alex Watkins injured his knee Wednesday and had successful surgery yesterday,” said Saban. “He will be out for the rest of spring practice, but we expect a full recovery for fall camp.”

The Crimson Tide will hold the seventh practice of the spring Friday afternoon and scrimmage for the first time Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to the public.