Bama's Sunseri Done for the Season

Published on 22-Oct-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Update

bama safety Vinnie Sunseri

Injuries always take their every college football season.

They've been especially exacting in the SEC, where Georgia and Florida have seen their teams fall apart because of injuries. One team -- to this point -- that has been able to avoid the scourge has been Alabama.

That is, until now.

The heart and soul of the Crimson Tide secondary, safety Vinnie Sunseri, is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Sunseri suffered the injury during Bama's 52-0 victory over Arkansas Saturday. Sunseri had 20 tackles on the season with four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.

The loss is a big blow to the Alabama defense, which currently leads the nation in scoring. The good news for the Tide is that Sunseri is just a junior and will probably return next year.

But you could tell during the game that something was wrong when Sunseri was seen hugging and talking to teammates on the sideline. 

Sophomore Landon Collins is expected to take Sunseri's place. But don't be surprised if you see Ha Ha Clinton-Dix back in the secondary as well. Clinton-Dix just returned from suspension Saturday.

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