Alabama run-stopper likely to miss time with knee injury

Updated: October 18, 2008, 10:28 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody sustained a right knee injury in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Mississippi.

Low: Bama plugs along

The relief outside the Alabama locker room was spliced with frustration following Saturday's win over Ole Miss. If the initial diagnosis is correct, nose tackle Terrence Cody won't be lost for the season, writes Chris Low. Blog

Coach Nick Saban said the second-ranked Crimson Tide's run-stopper would have his knee examined but that it didn't appear surgery would be necessary.

"I would assume that he'll be out for a couple of weeks, but we're not sure about that until they do the MRI," Saban said.

Cody was helped off the field after an Ole Miss player appeared to be blocked into the back of his legs on a running play. A number of trainers tended to him on the sidelines, and then he was taken off the field on a cart waving to cheering Tide fans.

The junior college transfer has been a key run-stopper for the nation's No. 2 rush defense all season. Earlier in the game, he played on offense for the first time and served as lead blocker on Mark Ingram's 2-yard touchdown run.


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