Alabama Safety Vinnie Sunseri Out for the Year

October 21, 2013 at 1:58p    by DJ Byrnes    
Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri

From CBS:

Safety Vinnie Sunseri will miss the rest of the 2013 season after suffering a torn knee ligament. Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed the injury during his Monday news conference, saying Sunseri would undergo surgery on his left knee.

Sunseri, a junior, left Saturday's game during the first quarter after suffering the injury on special teams.

Sunseri's loss is a big blow to an Alabama defense that has reestablished its dominance over the last month. In its five games since allowing 628 yards and 42 points against Texas A&M, the Alabama defense has allowed a total of 1,085 yards (217 per game) and 16 points.

Football is truly a war of attrition. 


RedStorm45's picture

Now if only the NCAA would actually enforce their rules with Ha Ha, Alabama would lose half their secondary.
Alabama always seems to have great DB's the last 4-5 years.  I'm sure Saban has recruited a pretty good backup to take over.

BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

And have to vacate/forfeit every game he played in after he was givin the $ right ? I think that is what has to be done Redstorm if it were TOSU or any other school outside the SECheat. 2 games suspension for a MAJOR violation of NCAA rules????? As well as they still have and would be tagged as a "repeat offender"????? We will see. It's a mess down south and they seem to always get away with it. ?????   Why????

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RedStorm45's picture

Well, we actually won't see.  His little two game suspension is over and there is not further investigation (that I've heard of at least) by the NCAA at this time.

otrain2416's picture

Never like to see a guy go down like this no matter what team they're on. Hope gets better soon

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

ATXbucknut's picture

Definitely a bad break for ths kid and the team, but this is what happens in football. OSU is dealing with its own devastating loss to injury in the secondary.
Just have to Buck up and trudge on. Or Roll on, in this case.

balbak buck's picture

Why will you even bring that up on this Buckeyes Site?? I do not care either way, and the kid was not that good anyways..I think Saban just wants sympathy after all the talk of HA HOE issue.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Kind of a classless comment there, Balbak.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

As said above, we're dealing with it and see how it impacts a secondary. As much as his talent, an emotional leader as well.

Hovenaut's picture

Surprised he was on special teams - seemed like a valuable part of their defense to me. 
Tough dude, that's a big loss.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Catch 5's picture

Then you would be surprised at the names on special teams. Someone asked Beamer for a quote after the opener. He replied not to play walk-ons on special teams. Bama has more than a couple 5 stars on kick off coverage alone.
Sunseri will be missed because he is a hard worker, leader, and knows the system, but there are a couple guys behind him with better talent and they are ready. The good news is his leadership will still be around.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban

Deadly Nuts's picture

Will this be the excuse when they shit the bed against an inferior opponent?


Maestro's picture

His cousin should make a movie about him.

vacuuming sucks

Hovenaut's picture

I see what you did there....

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Now if they only had a built in advantage to recover from this sort of thing....

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Maestro's picture

they do

vacuuming sucks

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He ain't even stretch doe!!

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Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Sad thing for Vinny.  I am not a person who dislikes Alabama or Nick Saban.  They win because they recruit and develop talent and the kids buy into their system.  I dislike how the NCAA and the SEC look the other way when their unethical practices are exposed.  As Obama states below...

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Knarcisi's picture

Don't they have 3 more DBs on murderers row that are being reinstated after 2 weeks?

BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

Damn. I really hate hearing about these kinds of injuries. I don't care who it is or for what team you play for, it's a terrible thing to have happen. Just hate hearing about kids getting hurt like this. Wish him the best from here on out. Hope it's not a career ending one. He is a Jr. too so maybe he can come back :-( Again best wishes for him 

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thekornidentity's picture

Is it just me or does Alabama not seem like the best team in the country? I didn't think they would beat Oregon before this Sunseri injury and I certainly don't think so now. But hopefully they never play each other this year.

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toad1204's picture

I hope his contract had injury time worked into the compensation plan. 

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