Hamilton injured the knee during Saturday’s victory more than LSU. It was the second season-ending knee injury of his career.
Saban also mentioned reserve inside linebacker Mack Wilson will probably be out 4 to six weeks recovering from a foot injury.
Star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick won’t practice Monday but is anticipated to return to the field as early as Tuesday even though he comes back from a hamstring pull, Saban said.
Using the pair of inside linebackers out, anticipate freshman Dylan Moses to possess an opportunity to play a lot more meaningful snaps. Veteran Keith Holcombe could figure heavily into the rotation also.
The linebacker spot has been hit particularly hard by injuries at Alabama this season. Outside linebackers Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller both suffered possible season-ending injuries Week 1 against Florida State.
There is a possibility that one or both players could return for the stretch run, but neither has been medically cleared to practice however, Saban stated final week.
No. two Alabama travels to No. 16 Mississippi State this Saturday. Two weeks later, the Crimson Tide will wrap up the typical season at No. 14 Auburn.
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