Alabama football signee Dalvin Tomlinson will undergo surgery after suffering a “significant” knee injury, according to the Henry Daily Herald.
Tomlinson, an AJC Super 11 defensive tackle from Henry County High School, waited until signing day to reveal his college decision, putting on an Alabama baseball cap over runners-up Georgia Tech and UGA.
Tomlinson injured his knee while playing soccer for his high school. He told the Daily Herald’s Brian Paglia that he expects to be fully recovered by the start of his college football season.
“I’ll be over it by the time the season comes around,” Tomlinson told the newspaper. “It was pretty shocking.”
It’s heartbreaking news for Tomlinson, who has had a rough year. His mother died unexpectedly last summer after a longtime illness.
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