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Carson Tinker Released From Hospital, Recovering From Injuries Suffered In Tornado

Carson Tinker, the Alabama Crimson Tide long snapper who was injured in the April 27 tornadoes that pounded the Southeast, has recovered enough to be released from the hospital, coach Nick Saban said. Tinker was flung from his home and suffered a broken wrist among other injuries, but the hardest part is still ahead for him, as his girlfriend lost her life in the storms.

Saban:

Carson's good. He's going to take a little while to get healed up. He's also got some psychological trouble - he lost his girlfriend. It's tough on everybody.    

Tinker is a rising redshirt junior who played in one game during Alabama's 2009 national title run before taking over for long-time snapper Brian Selman in 2010, handling all special teams snapping duties.

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