The injury occurred while playing soccer. In addition, it will require surgery. However, Tomlinson said he should be ready for football season.
According to the Henry Herald, “I’ll be over it by the time the season comes around,” Tomlinson said. “It was pretty shocking.”
There are important notes from the AJC story on Tomlinson’s injury.
First, Tomlinson’s mom “died unexpectedly last summer after a longtime illness.”
Second, “A source from Alabama’s football department confirmed to the AJC that they were aware of the injury and said ‘that doesn’t change anything in terms of him coming.’”
According to Tidesports.com, Tomlinson is a 6’2”, 270 lbs. defensive tackle with a 4.9 time in the 40. Tomlinson is from McDonough, Georgia and was ranked the #11 at his position and #11 prospect in the state of Georgia.
It is a sad turn of events for Tomlinson and as the AJC noted about the death of his mother, it has been a rough year. Hopefully, things will improve for the young man and his rehabilitation will go as he hopes.