News Article: Smitty Injury - Inside the Medical Tent with Dr. Cain

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Great story. I, like everyone else, kept wondering "where is Devonta, is he still in the tent". I figured he had gone in for some little hand thing and would be right back. And wouldn't it be great to have a bunch of Landon's on the O-Line every year. We had a whole bunch of special talents on this BAMA team.
 
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Aside from the cool story, we also learned that Smitty had to have surgery to get the finger back in place.
 
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Great article. You have to love the BAMA medical staff. Smitty, Landon and Waddle are some tuff dudes.
 

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I couldn't believe the way LD was moving around pre-game and the way he was able to run on to the field at the end. AND, then he picked CNS and carried him like he was a rag doll.

Dude is either a fast healer OR he doesn't feel pain much. Probably both!
 
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It surely would have been interesting to see how DeVonta finished the game if they could've gotten his finger back in place. Some tough dudes on this team. Those 3 will be missed.
 

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And let’s not forget that Jeff Allen worked with some professors and students in the Engineering Dept to design the tents that are in wide use across the football world. UA has been constantly on the cutting edge of rehab equipment and techniques for years. So glad we have Drs Rhea and Ballou onboard leading S&C
And yet rarely, if ever, get any credit for it. I wish they had patented it with the proviso that it always had to be referred to as the Alabama medical tent :). The name "Alabama" in relation to anything good, especially technically related, has to be forced out of their mouths at the point of a gun. "How can those uneducated idiots know anything."