All eyes were on Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson and his healthy knee ahead of the team’s game against Florida last Saturday. Anderson had his leg wrapped in Crimson Tide’s win over Mercer in Week 2, where he left the game all together.
Throughout the week leading up to the Gators game, Anderson did more and more on the training ground as he was back in defense.
Anderson ultimately played the entirety of the team’s 31-29 victory in Gainesville, Fla., And on Monday the runner-up shared an update on his knee.
âIt’s awesome,â Anderson told the media. âIt’s better than last week. I will continue to do my rehabilitation and train to improve every week.
Anderson was named Coaching Staff Player of the Week while also being recognized by the Southeastern Conference as one of the Co-Defensive Players of the Week. He ended the game tied for third on the team in tackles with seven, while recording two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hit.
Head coach Nick Saban said after the game that Anderson was in good health and his main problem in the game was how tired he was from playing in the humidity.
“He didn’t limp off the field, he was fine,” Saban said on Saturday. âHe probably played more games and got tired during the game. It was probably his biggest problem. I spoke to him in the locker room after the game and asked him if he had any problems, he said no. He said he got tired in the game, however. It was humid there.
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Patrick Dowd is a reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter via Pat_Dowd77