Croyle tears ACL, out after surgery

Updated: September 21, 2004, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle had reconstructive surgery on his right knee Monday at HealthSouth Medical Center.

Croyle tore the anterior cruciate ligament while running early in the third quarter of a 52-0 win over Western Carolina Saturday night and is out for the season.

Sophomore Marc Guillon, a Miami transfer, will make his first start Saturday at Arkansas.

"Brodie's surgery went well," Dr. Lawrence Lemak said. "I expect a full recovery and return to football."

For the season, Croyle completed 44 of 66 passes for 534 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. He ranked 10th nationally and second in the Southeastern Conference in passing efficiency.

Croyle had a similar operation on his left knee as a senior in high school.

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