Alabama’s Steele monitored after 4th concussion

Several Alabama basketball players are recovering from injuries

and offseason operations.

Alabama coach Anthony Grant says Friday that forward Andrew

Steele is being closely monitored after sustaining his fourth

concussion in last season’s Southeastern Conference tournament.

Steele didn’t return during the Crimson Tide’s run to the NIT

championship game.

Forward Tony Mitchell had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee

on April 14, and Grant says he should be healthy this summer.

Point guard Trevor Releford had surgery to repair a sports

hernia that was diagnosed early in the season. Grant says Releford

should be fully recovered and cleared for full workouts by the end

of June.

Backup point guard Ben Eblen had a deviated septum fixed in