Nick Saban offers latest update on Tua Tagovailoa's rehab
Asked for near daily updates of his injured quarterback, Alabama coach Nick Saban gave the latest news about QB Tua Tagovailoa’s right ankle on Wednesday.
“His rehab is progressing well, he will be on the practice field today,” Saban said on the SEC media teleconference. “He will be a game-time decision (against LSU).”
Tagovailoa had surgery and in undergoing treatment to rehab and return for the LSU game on Nov. 9. Both teams are off this week, and Tagovailoa didn’t play last week against Arkansas.
Saban previously appeared irritated about questions related to Tagovailoa’s recovery. At an event on Monday, Saban shut down what he described as “hypothetical questions.”
“I just said, we’re not making any predictions, so is it fair to question that? I can’t know,” he said. “I’ve got no crystal ball. I don’t know how he’s going to do in Wednesday’s practice, I don’t know how he’ll do after that, so is it fair to say I don’t know. I don’t know. Nobody knows.”
Many members of the college football media and fans expect Tagovailoa to play against LSU, but be limited and somewhere less than 100 percent. He had the same injury last year on the opposite ankle, so since this isn’t his plant foot, it’s been perceived as not as bad to return.