This story of Josh Chapman hurting his knee posted on AL.com a couple of days ago:
The play in the Swamp on Oct. 1 ended like many others in Chapman’s Crimson Tide career with one significant difference: days later during an MRI, he learned he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.
Despite the injury, Chapman really didn’t miss a beat, only skipping the game against FCS Georgia Southern.
I think this is an incredible story – almost unheard of in this day and age. And on top of that, there wasn’t a peep made about this (for good reason).
When we look back on the 2011 and start counting heroes, Josh Chapman should be near the top of the list.