Timeline reportedly set for Tua Tagovailoa to return to throwing following hip surgery
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa had surgery on his injured hip on Monday, and he faces a long rehab process.
Now, the question becomes how long he’ll miss. As he faces a decision on whether to enter the 2020 NFL Draft or return to school, he’ll work on getting back to full strength.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, fellow ESPN reporter Laura Rutledge says Tagovailoa will be held out of any athletic activity for 3 months. But, she reports, by spring, he’ll be able to resume throwing if all goes well:
Tua Tagovailoa will be on a partial weight bearing recovery plan for six weeks and will be rehabbing daily in Tuscaloosa, per @LauraRutledge. Then, in three months, he will be able to begin athletic activity again, and by the spring, he is expected to be able to resume throwing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2019
What that means for the NFL Draft timeline remains to be seen, but that is pretty good news for his long-term prospects.
It seems things went well during surgery, but now the long rehab begins.