Cyrus Kouandjio Injury Ends Alabama Freshman's Season

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heralded Alabama Crimson Tide freshman offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio will see his season end due to a serious knee injury. He'll require a surgery to correct the setback. Alabama also announced backup linebacker Alex Watkins will be out for a couple weeks with a broken arm, knocking him out of the game against the LSU Tigers.

Kouandjio doesn't start, but coach Nick Saban touted the valuable depth he provides behind left tackle Barrett Jones, who's also been dinged up:

"Cyrus got a pretty significant knee injury that's gonna require surgery. He's probably gonna be out for the remainder of the season. Even though those two guys aren't starters they're guys that have made a lot of contribution especially to the depth of our team."    

That's two Kouandjio brothers who are done for the season -- Arie Kouandjio also had to have knee surgery earlier in the year.

For more on the Tide, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.