Alabama releases latest update on Tua Tagovailoa, including surgery plans
The road to recovery for Tua Tagovailoa begins soon.
On Sunday night, the University of Alabama’s team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lyle Cain, announced that Tagovailoa will be flown to Houston Sunday night to have surgery on his hip Monday. The team of doctors have consulted many specialists, according to the statement, and surgery is the best route to take.
“For the past 24 hours our medical team has consulted multiple orthopedic experts across the country, who specialize in hip injuries and surgeries,” the statement from the university read. “Based on that research, Tua is being flown to Houston tonight to be evaluated and is scheduled to have hip surgery Monday. As previously stated, we anticipate a full recovery. The main focus has been, and will remain, on Tua, his family and making sure we are providing them the best medical care possible.”
As previously stated, the team of doctors at Alabama expect a full recovery for Tagovailoa. That’s great news for his NFL future.
The Alabama quarterback dislocated his hip Saturday during the second quarter of the Mississippi State game. Tagovailoa was tackled by two players while rolling out of the pocket, and he was unable to get up off the ground without help. His face was bloodied, and the medical staff had to bring the cart out to get him off the field. He was screaming in pain while leaving the playing field.
Tagovailoa was then transported from the stadium to a helicopter, which airlifted him to a medical center in Birmingham for further evaluation.