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Tim Castille to Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery


Monday, October 25, 2004

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  - Alabama's starting fullback, Tim Castille, will be lost for the remainder of the season following an injury sustained against Tennessee, according to Crimson Tide head athletic trainer Rodney Brown.

"Tim will have surgery performed at Health South Medical Center in Birmingham Tuesday afternoon to repair a tear of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee," Brown said.  The surgery will be performed by Dr. Jim Andrews.

Castille is the third Alabama starter to suffer season-ending injuries, joining quarterback Brodie Croyle and tailback Ray Hudson.  Croyle was injured in the Western Carolina game, while Hudson suffered his knee injury against Kentucky.

The trio combined for 1,585 yards and 17 touchdowns prior to their injuries.