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Alabama's Claire Jenkins To Miss 2020 With Torn ACL

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(Photo Courtesy of Alabama Athletics)

Alabama senior shortstop Claire Jenkins suffered a torn ACL in practice and will miss the 2020 season according to a press release on Thursday afternoon.

“We were very upset to learn that Claire was going to miss this season,” UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. “She is one of the most dedicated and hard-working players we’ve ever had in our program. We will be with her every step of the way in her rehab process this fall and in the spring.”

Jenkins started 69 of 70 games in 2019 and had a .221 batting average. Defensively, she had a .954 fielding percentage and committed 11 errors in 241 chances.

She underwent successful surgery on her left knee Thursday morning and is expected to make a full recovery.

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SEC Announces Preseason Coaches' Poll

The SEC released its preseason coaches' poll on Wednesday and tabbed defending champion Alabama as its top team.

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