Tua Tagovailoa reportedly ruled out for the season
Terrible news to share from Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa is expected to miss the rest of the season.
If you missed it, the Alabama quarterback was injured against Mississippi State just before the halftime break. Two Bulldog defenders rolled up on the quarterback while rushing him during a pass attempt.
When Tagovailoa failed to get up off the field, Alabama’s training staff carted him off the field. The QB was then escorted out fo Davis-Wade Stadium by ambulance and flown back to Alabama by helicopter.
According to Aaron Suttles of The Athletic, Tagovailoa is out for the season.
Breaking News: Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season with a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture, a person with knowledge of the situation tells me.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) November 16, 2019
Here’s what Saban had to say about Tagavailoa’s injury as Alabama was heading back into the locker room for halftime.
“He hurt his hip, I don’t know anything else more than that,” Saban said. “They took him in to look at him. That was going to be his last series, we were going to do two-minute (offense) before the half with him, just for practice. Of course, we got to block them better so he doesn’t get sacked. Too bad.”
Just before the injury, backup quarterback Mac Jones had been warming up on the sidelines. Saban was asked about the decision to keep Tua in the game considering Jones had been warming up on the sidelines.
“We were going to put Mac in but we let Tua in just for practice,” Saban added. “I don’t worry about players getting hurt. Certainly don’t want to see anyone get hurt, especially him.”
Alabama has two games remaining in the season, with Western Carolina being the team’s opponent next weekend.