Jahvon Quinerly made his season debut Tuesday night against South Alabama in a ten point win on the road.

Quinerly tore his ACL in March in the first round against Notre Dame early in the first half in the NCAA Tournament.

The New Jersey native played four minutes and went 0-2 from the floor but recorded one rebound in a 65-55 win for the Crimson Tide.

Quinerly was not due to return from injury until late November or early December but the senior was way ahead of schedule and pushed his rehab really hard.

"We were hoping to get him back by the Michigan State and he just kept pushing the envelope...Finally I had a talk with him last night, like, 'What are we waiting on?'," head coach Nate Oats said after the game.

The early return even surprised Quinerly himself.

"I didn't think I would be back this early, but it's just a testament to the work we put in," Quinerly said following Tuesday nights win.

Quinerly and the Tide will be back in action on Friday when they host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at 8 p.m. CT inside Coleman Coliseum.

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