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Saban: Alabama's Kenyan Drake, Denzel Devall undergo surgery; Ryan Kelly has sprained knee

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama tailback Kenyan Drake has had surgery to repair a broken left leg and is likely out for the season.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday it could be 8-10 weeks before Drake can start trying to work his way back. He said tailback Derrick Henry sustained a similar injury in spring 2013.

PHOTO: Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) waves while being taken off the field after an injury inring the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)
Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) waves while being taken off the field after an injury inring the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)

Drake's foot was twisted at a severe angle after a run against Mississippi.

Drake has run for 112 yards and a team-leading four touchdowns. He also has 159 yards and two scores on five receptions, including an 87-yarder against Florida.

Saban also said linebacker Denzel Devall had surgery for an ankle injury but could return in three or four weeks.

Center Ryan Kelly is likely out for a couple of weeks with a sprained knee.

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