While Terrell Lewis has been back on the practice field for Alabama the last three days, it’s still unclear whether the outside linebacker will be able to play at all this season for the Crimson Tide.
Lewis, who tore his ACL in July, “for sure” won’t be available to play against Georgia on Saturday, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban.
“This is just the next phase of his rehab,” Saban said. “Every player goes through, OK, I can straight line run, I can run on the treadmill, I can start to cut and I can start to do football-related-type stuff. But that does not at all mean that he’s been cleared to play football or even has it been discussed that he would play football.”
Lewis is strictly doing some individual drills during practice and isn’t doing any “football-related contact,” according to Saban.
“When he passes this phase, we’ll go to the next phase,” Saban said. “And it’s a medical decision as to when he might be ready to play, but it’s certainly not anytime soon.”
Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.