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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tyrone Prothro

Alabama junior Tyrone Prothro continues to recover after surgery Saturday night that repaired broken bones in his left leg suffered in the Tide’s 31-3 victory over Florida earlier that day.

Tide head coach Mike Shula addressed the media after practice today concerning Prothro’s condition.

“He had the surgery Saturday night; he’ll hopefully get out (of the hospital) tomorrow.  It looks like the surgery went well and hopefully we can get him back at some point in the spring.  His spirits are up.  The times I’ve been over there, it’s been very crowded.  He’s had a lot of visits from our players. His family obviously is there and he’s got a lot of our other students.  He’s got signs up in his hospital room; I think he’s well taken care of over there.”

Prothro’s surgery was performed by Dr. Les Fowler at the Druid City Regional Medical Center.

“They put a steel rod in his leg.  He (Fowler) feels very good about the success of the surgery and now it’s just a matter of him recovering and starting his rehab.  It was obviously a dangerous injury, that’s why they kept him in a little bit longer just to make sure he’s ok before he goes home.”

Fans interested in sending Prothro get well cards can send them to:

Tyrone Prothro
c/o Alabama Football
Box 870323
Tuscaloosa, AL.  35487-0323