There's nothing more devastating for a sports player than being sidelined for the season due to an injury, as Vinnie Sunseri of Alabama is seeing. Sporting News reported on Oct. 21, 2013, "Alabama Vinnie Sunseri out for season with knee injury." Coach Nick Saban announced on Monday Alabama strong safety Vinnie Sunseri will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
Surgery for Sunseri is planned for Tuesday. Saban refuses to give specifics on the injury, except there appears to be ligament damage. Sunseri was injured as he covered a kickoff in the first quarter of the Crimson Tide's 52-0 victory over Arkansas. Sunseri, who is a 6-0, 210-pound junior, intercepted two passes and returned each for touchdowns during this season. He also contributed 20 tackles. Saban said, "Vinnie has done a great job for us. He's an outstanding player and a very good person, a good leader."
Bleacher Report has shared that Sunseri has been among the best defensive players in college football this season. It has been confirmed he has torn his ACL and will be forced to miss the remainder of the year. Saban says, "Vinnie, from a character standpoint as a person, is one of the best guys I've ever had the opportunity to coach." Fans are hoping Sunseri has a speedy recovery.