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OL Bradley Bozeman talks visit, rehab

10/1/2012

Offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman (Roanoke, Ala./Handley) missed his first Alabama home game since 2010 last week after he suffered a torn ACL during his game the night before. The Crimson Tide commitment wasn’t about to miss two in a row.

Despite being on crutches following his surgery, Bozeman visited Tuscaloosa over the weekend for the Ole Miss game.

“It went really great,” he said. “It was good to be back.”

Before the game, Bozeman met with the UA coaching staff who wished him well with his recovery and let him know his scholarship offer to Alabama was still intact.

“It went great, nothing but inspiring words,” Bozeman said. “It just makes me want to work harder. I talked to Coach [Nick] Saban about it, and he reassured my scholarship. He said it was still valid, and he told me just to work hard and get back.

“It makes me feel great. It makes me want to work even harder just to get back and be in that position I was in.”

Bozeman had the surgery on his knee last Tuesday and began rehab the following day. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman says he’s doing therapy three days a week and whenever he’s not with the therapist, he’s working out at home.

“We’re doing electric shock therapy, straight leg lifts on my back and then on my side,” Bozeman said. “The first day wasn’t that painful, but we got to Friday, my second session, and it was kind of rough. The feeling started to come back, but it really wasn’t that bad.”

Bozeman said that according to his doctor, the lineman is already weeks ahead of schedule with his recovery.