Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa has undergone a “tight-rope procedure” on his injured ankle. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban shared that news in a statement released to the media on Sunday:

“Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain last night against Tennessee. Our physicians performed a successful tight-rope procedure on his right ankle this morning. This is the same injury, but the opposite ankle that Tua injured last season. Tua will miss next week’s game against Arkansas, but we expect a full and speedy recovery.”

As you can see, Tagovailoa’s status is only being addressed for the Arkansas game as far as the remainder of the 2019 season is concerned. Obviously, the big question is whether Tagovailoa will be up to play when Alabama faces LSU on Nov. 9, a marquee showdown that is shaping to be a Game of the Century II. Unfortunately, Tagovailoa dealing with an ankle injury ahead of a huge game has become an all-too-familiar storyline in the quarterback’s career.