Tide receiver Prothro optimistic about recovery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro will
have a rod inserted to stabilize his broken left leg Tuesday and is
optimistic that he'll be able to play next season if the procedure
goes well.
"It appears that way," Prothro said.
This will be his second time undergoing the procedure. A rod was
inserted the day he was injured against Florida in October, but it
had to be removed about three weeks later due to infection.
He was released from DCH Regional Medical Center on Oct. 26.
The procedure normally lasts about 90 minutes and is usually
done under general anesthesia.
Prothro has been on crutches since the injury. He had been the
Crimson Tide's top receiver.