Alabama senior offensive guard Anthony Steen underwent shoulder surgery for a partially torn labrum after the regular season ended, CBSSports.com reported Monday.
The Crimson Tide will likely be without their All-SEC guard for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma on Jan. 2.
Steen (6-2, 310) is one of the top guard prospects available for the 2014 NFL draft. He is ranked as the No. 5 offensive guard by NFLDraftScout.com and No. 72 overall, and is projected to go in the second or third round.
Steen is a three-year starter at right guard for the Crimson Tide. He was named second-team All-SEC by a vote of the league's coaches.
It remains unclear whether the surgery will interfere with his opportunities to perform for scouts at the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25, or at the NFL Scouting Combine about a month later in Indianapolis, according to CBSSports.com.