Alabama will reportedly be without an offensive starter for the rest of the season.
According to Al.com, wide receiver Robert Foster won’t play again in 2015 after suffering a torn rotator cuff in Saturday night’s loss to Ole Miss.
The injury reportedly occurred “late in the first half” when Foster landed awkwardly “while competing with a Rebels defensive back” for a deep pass from Jake Coker.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban confirmed Foster's injury during his Monday press conference. Saban did not say if Foster is done for the season, but did say he needs surgery.
Injuries: WR Robert Foster is out (shoulder), will have surgery. LS Cole Mazza out for "medical reasons."
— Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) September 21, 2015
Saban on WR Robert Foster: "Unless he has a miraculous recovery, he's going to be out for a while. A good while."
— TideSports.com (@TideSports) September 21, 2015
Foster, a redshirt sophomore, emerged as one of the Crimson Tide’s top playmakers early on this season. Before his injury, Foster had 10 catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound Foster, a former Top 50 recruit, also had six catches for 44 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2014.
With Foster out, Alabama will continue to rely on sophomore ArDarius Stewart (18 catches, 138 yards, TD), Oregon State grad transfer Richard Mullaney (10 catches, 106 yards, 2 TDs), freshman Calvin Ridley (13 catches, 87 yards) and junior tight end O.J. Howard (11 catches, 175 yards).
Alabama previously lost sophomore wideout Cam Sims, a projected starter, to a torn ACL during spring practice.
Now 2-1 after the Ole Miss loss, the Tide will look to bounce back Saturday at home against UL Monroe.
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