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Alabama ahead Braxton Key may have meniscus surgical procedure on Tuesday.(Photo: Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama ahead Braxton Key may have surgical procedure on his left knee.

Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson mentioned after Monday evening’s exhibition recreation with Alabama-Huntsville that Key may have surgical procedure on his meniscus Tuesday. He did not supply a timetable for his return.

Key was a freshman All-Southeastern Conference performer final season. He led the workforce in scoring with 12 factors a recreation and was second in each rebounding and badists.

Key and freshman level guard Collin Sexton did not play within the exhibition recreation. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne says Sexton is ineligible and hasn’t been reinstated by the NCAA.

Alabama opens the season Friday in opposition to Memphis on the Veterans Clbadic in Annapolis, Md.

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1. Duke

1. Duke 
Mark Dolejs, USA TODAY Sports

2. Michigan State

2. Michigan State 
Mike Carter, Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

3. Kansas

three. Kansas 
Brett Rojo, USA TODAY Sports

4. Kentucky

four. Kentucky 
Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports

5. Arizona

5. Arizona 
Alex Caparros, Getty Images

6. Villanova

6. Villanova 
Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports

7. Florida

7. Florida 
Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports

8. Wichita State

eight. Wichita State 
Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports

9. North Carolina

9. North Carolina 
Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports

10. West Virginia

10. West Virginia 
Ben Queen, USA TODAY Sports

11. Southern California

11. Southern California 
Brett Rojo, USA TODAY Sports

12. Miami (Fla.)

12. Miami (Fla.) 
Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports

13. Cincinnati

13. Cincinnati 
Kelley L Cox, USA TODAY Sports

14. Notre Dame

14. Notre Dame 
Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports

15. Minnesota

15. Minnesota 
Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports

16. Louisville

16. Louisville 
Jamie Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

17. Xavier

17. Xavier 
Kareem Elgazzar, USA TODAY Sports

18. UCLA

18. UCLA 
Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

19. Gonzaga

19. Gonzaga 
Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports

20. Northwestern

20. Northwestern 
Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

21. Purdue

21. Purdue 
Patrick Gorski, USA TODAY Sports

22. Saint Mary's

22. Saint Mary’s 
Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports

23. Seton Hall

23. Seton Hall 
Steven Branscombe, USA TODAY Sports

24. Baylor

24. Baylor 
Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports

25. Alabama

25. Alabama 
Marvin Gentry, Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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