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Bama loses OLBs Lewis, Miller for season

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September 04, 2017 at 2:33 pm.

Sep 2, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand (9) and linebacker Terrell Lewis (24) hit Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois (12) in the fourth quater at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photo Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 2, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (9) and linebacker Terrell Lewis (24) hit Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois (12) in the fourth quater at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photo Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The season is over after one game for two Alabama outside linebackers.

Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller suffered serious injuries during No. 1 Alabama’s opening 24-7 victory over No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday that Lewis, a sophomore, sustained an elbow injury and Miller, a junior, has a torn biceps. Surgery is planned for both players.

Lewis finished with five tackles and Miller finished with three tackles in the season opener.

The latest injuries left the Crimson Tide relatively thin at linebacker heading into Saturday’s home game against Fresno State.

Rashaan Evans (groin) and Anfernee Jennings (sprained ankle) also are slowed by injuries and listed as questionable this week by Saban. Evans had five tackles against Florida State but did not play in the second half.

Alabama’s potential options to serve as replacements at linebacker are Jamey Mosley and Keith Holcombe, sophomore Mack Wilson or true freshman Dylan Moses. Holcombe finished with one tackle against the Seminoles.