Tide’s Hamilton injures knee, season likely over

ATLANTA — Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton is likely to miss the playoffs with a knee injury.

Hamilton hurt his right knee at the end of the first half of No. 1 Alabama’s 54-16 win over No. 15 Florida in Saturday’s SEC championship game. He was on crutches after the game, and coach Nick Saban said Hamilton is “probably out for the year.”