Nick Saban shares the latest on Tua Tagovailoa's status
Top-ranked Alabama entered the Tennessee game as a huge favorite but the Volunteers have stayed in the game despite losing Brian Maurer to another shot to the quarterback’s head.
Of course, Alabama also lost its quarterback in the first half as Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury and has not returned to the game. Alabama is up 21-10 at the halftime break.
Tua was taken to the medical tent after being rolled up on during a hit only to be taken to the locker room with an undisclosed injury. The junior quarterback was 11 of 12 passing for 155 yards in the game before getting injured.
With Tagovailoa sidelined, backup quarterback Mac Jones has taken control of the Alabama offense.
Following the conclusion of the first half, Nick Saban shared the latest information on Tagovailoa’s status.
“We don’t really know,” Saban said to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath. “I’ll find out from the trainers as soon as I go in (to the locker room). He’s got a twisted ankle of some kind.”
If Tua can’t return to the game, the Tide may have to simply hold on against the Vols instead of the usual second-half scoring explosion we see from Alabama’s offense.