C.J. Mosley progressing after unsightly injury in BCS title game

Decatur Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.

It’s hard to forget the play that ended C.J. Mosley’s sophomore season at Alabama. It was borderline grotesque. LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson’s clean tackle following Mosley’s third-quarter interception certainly could have been worse.

It turned out to be just a dislocated hip. And the rising junior appears to be close to returning to the field.

Coach Nick Saban he began running at full speed this week as the Tide readies for spring practice starting Friday.

“He was running in the pool for awhile, doing straight-line stuff, working on his own rehab program,” Saban said. “This week he was cleared to go and do what everybody else is doing.”

Mosley figures to be a huge part of the retooled Alabama linebacker corps that loses future NFL picks Courtney Upshaw and Dont’a Hightower.

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