first_imgTerrell Lewis celebrates a big play during Alabama vs. Georgia in the national championship.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Terrell Lewis #24 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to an interception during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Alabama had a typically elite defense once again in 2018, but the team did deal with some serious adversity on that end of the ball. The Crimson Tide got hit with significant injuries at linebacker, including a year-long injury for Terrell Lewis.The redshirt junior had the second straight season in which he missed the majority of his team’s games in 2018. As a redshirt freshman, Lewis tore a ligament in his elbow in the season opener against Florida State.He returned for the Iron Bowl, and played in the stretch run to the national championship, recording 16 total tackles, two TFLs, and a sack in four appearances. He started the championship game win over Georgia, recording seven tackles and a big sack of Jake Fromm.Last year, he suffered a torn ACL ahead of the season. He is still recovering from the knee injury.Terrell Lewis had missed two Alabama practices, and is now being shut down for the remainder of the spring.From AL.com:Terrell Lewis probably won’t practice again this spring for Alabama.Alabama will likely sit the redshirt junior outside linebacker for the remainder of spring ball for precautionary reasons as he continues to work back from the torn ACL he suffered last summer, according to sources.It is likely a setback for Lewis, who should step into a big role, if healthy. Of course, if he avoids a third straight injury at the top of the season, this is worth it.As a freshman in 2016, Lewis recorded 11 tackles and a sack in 11 games. Lewis was a four-star member of Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class.[AL.com]last_img read more

The BJP Monday demanded a meeting between Indian fishermen and the Sri Lanka Navy following the deaths of fishermen from Tamil Nadu in alleged attacks by the island nation’s navy.“Some time ago I heard two fishermen were killed by Sri Lankan navy, and recently I heard five fishermen were killed,” said Sushma Swaraj, leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha. “The Indian and Sri Lankan maritime boundaries are close and are sometimes crossed,” he said. “Indian fishermen cross the maritime boundary and come in the way of merchant ships.” He said the Joint Working Group between the two countries formed in 2004 to address the issue had met four times: in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012.Tamil Nadu leaders have repeatedly accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking and killing Indian fishermen in the sea, particularly after the end of the Tamil Tigers in 2009. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has accused the Congress-led central government of not doing enough to end the recurring killings.P.C. Chacko of the Congress separately criticised the central government for doing little to secure the release of Indian sailors taken captive by Somalian pirates despite several reminders.“There has been no action from the government to secure these fishermen; a crisis management group should start working now,” said Chacko during the question hour. Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh promised to convene such a meeting soon but highlighted the need for Indian fishermen not to cross the international maritime boundary. Stating the that issue was under the external affairs ministry’s domain, Jitendra Singh assured the house that the Coast Guard would do whatever was needed.(IANS) read more