Wednesday, October 26, 2005
University of Alabama junior wide receiver Tyrone Prothro (Heflin) was released from DCH Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. Prothro had been hospitalized since Oct. 1 after sustaining a broken left leg in the Crimson Tide's 31-3 win over the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama Head Football Coach Mike Shula said that Prothro came by practice upon his departure from the hospital and the team was excited to see him.
"As you guys know, Tyrone got out of the hospital today," Shula said. "We are excited for him and he will start his rehab process, or continue it I should say. We are real excited that he is out.
"He was here a little bit today. The guys migrated over there to see him at practice. We had a couple of pauses in between periods where some guys went over to talk to him. I think the receivers were the first ones to see him.
"I'm sure he was glad to be out of the hospital. I know he was glad to be out here. I think he even tried on a helmet. We are glad for him."
Prothro will remain in Tuscaloosa and continue his rehab and is still enrolled in school for the fall semester.
In five games, Prothro had 17 catches for 325 yards (19.1 avg) and three TDs. He led Alabama with 138.2 all-purpose yards per game.