Rehab update: Tua Tagovailoa ditches his scooter leading up to Citrus Bowl
Just a couple days ahead of the Citrus Bowl against Michigan, Alabama players took part in some of the fun activities around Orlando. That included a trip to Fun Spot, for carnival games and rides.
QB Tua Tagovailoa made the trip, and got around with help from a crutch, as he no longer used a scooter, which was his primary mode of transportation following surgery. Tagovailoa’s rehab continues in Central Florida as he recovers from a dislocated hip.
Tagovailoa’s NFL future has been debated by ESPN analysts like Todd McShay, who compared him to Drew Brees, and McShay added that his advice would be to leave for the NFL Draft.
Tagovailoa has not announced his plans on if he will stay for his senior season in 2020, or enter the NFL Draft. While it is still mostly unknown, Tagovailoa’s health prognosis remains positive. Shortly after surgery, coach Nick Saban compared Tagovailoa’s situation with New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley, and former Alabama star, who dislocated a hip in the national championship game to end the 2011 season.
Saban noted that Mosley’s come back and had a very successful career.
The Citrus Bowl is set for Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.
Tua one crutching it. pic.twitter.com/tba5za4KCI
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) December 30, 2019
Tua Tagovailoa: “Y’all can’t say I didn’t go on a ride.” pic.twitter.com/RPSDKB8uYp
— Tony Tsoukalas (@Tony_Tsoukalas) December 30, 2019