Alabama OLB Jennings (knee) out for CFP title game

Alabama outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings will miss Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game against Georgia as he recovers from knee surgery.

Jennings suffered a sprained knee during the Crimson Tide’s 24-6 win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s night.

Jennings posted an update about his surgery on Twitter early Wednesday morning.

“Unfortunately I’ve played my last game this season but I will be back stronger than ever next season,” Jennings wrote.

Jennings, a redshirt sophomore, recorded five tackles, including three tackles for loss, and a sack against Clemson before leaving with the injury.

Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters Tuesday that Jennings was in Birmingham being evaluated.

“He had a fantastic game,” Saban said. “I think everybody was responsible for this victory because everybody took ownership for it. Everybody took ownership for their role, whether it was a kickoff cover team or the defense. But Anfernee Jennings certainly played an outstanding game.”

–Field Level Media

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