Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was supposed to participate in this year’s Manning Passing Academy, but he was held out with a hamstring issue.

That, naturally, prompted a lot of concern and speculation among Alabama fans, especially after Tagovailoa’s injury concerns at the end of last season.

However, at SEC Media Days on Wednesday, Tagovailoa said he’s fine and it was nothing too serious that kept him out of the Manning Passing Academy (via

“Well, that whole thing, I had a tight hamstring and our trainers didn’t want me to go because they felt if I ended up doing something strenuous there, it might end up being tweaked or I might actually pull it,” Tagovailoa said Wednesday in Hoover. “So, they didn’t to take the risk so they wanted me to stay back at the university and get some treatment.

“I would say I’m 100 percent. I would say I’m better than I was when I came here. I feel a lot better.”

Alabama fans will like hearing that, but issues with his legs plagued him at the end of last year, too, so concerns will linger.

For now, though, Tagovailoa seems unconcerned with the hamstring issue.