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Alabama player suffers catastrophic injury ahead of team’s Pro Day
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 30: Jordan Thompson #10 of the West Virginia Mountaineers pulls in this reception against Bradley Sylve #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Georgia Dome on August 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

This is one of the last things you want to hear about a player.

According to AL.com, Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve tore an Achilles tendon on Tuesday while preparing for Alabama’s Pro Day on Wednesday. Sylve was apparently just warming up when the injury occurred.

Sylve played mostly as a reserve in 2016, only registering 15 total tackles on the year. Sylve did get a lot of time playing on special teams, though, as his 4.38 40-time at the NFL Combine two weeks ago definitely piqued the interest of NFL teams.

An Achilles injury can be one of the most devastating injuries in sports. Thankfully, advances in medical techniques over the past 15 years has helped some players return to form, including Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Hopefully Sylve is able to recover, allowing him a proper shot at a making an NFL team in the future.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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