Alabama Loses Tua Tagovailoa For Rest Of The Year
Alabama loses Tua Tagovailoa for the rest of the year following a brutal injury that left him screaming in agony.
On Saturday, the Crimson Tide faced off against the 4-5 Mississippi State Bulldogs. It should have been the perfect game for Alabama to reclaim the momentum lost in last weekend’s loss to LSU.
Instead, their season essentially died right there in the middle of the field.
With his team up 35-7 late in the first half, Nick Saban prepared to take Tagovailoa off the field. Unfortunately, the superstar quarterback resisted and Saban allowed him to stay in.
Here’s the play where Tua Tagovailoa got injured and then carted off.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 16, 2019
On the very next drive, Tagovailoa sustained a horrendous injury that left him screaming in pain.
Although an official statement has not been made on the matter, Dr. Mark Adickes, a Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine and medical expert for ESPN & DirecTV offered a dire prognosis.
Tua Tagovailoa injury video reviewed. Mechanism consistent with posterior hip subluxation. Leads to labral tear. Surgery probable. Season likely over.
— Dr. Mark Adickes (@jocktodoc) November 16, 2019
“Tua Tagovailoa injury video reviewed. Mechanism consistent with posterior hip subluxation. Leads to labral tear. Surgery probable. Season likely over,” he tweeted out.
While this obviously sticks a fork in Alabama’s championship aspirations, the worst part of the whole situation is what it means for Tagovailoa’s draft stock.
Many had him as the consensus No. 1 or No. 2 quarterback to be taken in the 2020 draft, and now it remains to be seen how this injury will impact that.