Keon Keeley is one of Alabama's most anticipated players of the 2023 class and hearts sank when it was announced he had to have shoulder surgery recently.

Keeley is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the 2023 class according to On3 Scouting and is an edge rusher. He recorded 23.5 tackles for loss and 17 sacks in his senior season while struggling with his left shoulder. The Tide wanted to have Keeley's shoulder repaired before he joined the team in the fall.

Keeley finally had surgery done on Feb. 14th by Dr. Lyle Cain in Birmingham. Thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery and be 100% healthy by June, just in time for the Tide season.

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The edge rusher is not the only recruit to undergo shoulder surgery recently either. Cole Adams, future Alabama receiver, obtained a Grade 5 sprain and torn ligaments during his first game of the season this year, resulting in an operation. Also, future Tide tight end Ty Lockwood tore his labrum and had surgery performed in Birmingham.

Keeley's mom Janicke says Alabama is her son's "dream school" and he looks forward to joining the no. 1 recruiting class in the country.

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