Paul Finebaum Reveals If Tua Tagovailoa Will Play In Alabama vs LSU
Paul Finebaum reveals if Tua Tagovailoa will play in Alabama vs LSU during a recent interview.
Tagovailoa played in seven games so far this year and has thrown for 2,166 yards, 27 touchdowns and 2 picks – all while completing nearly 75 percent of his passes.
The Alabama star looked to be primed for a Heisman-winning campaign until he got injured in the Crimson Tide’s victory over Tennessee three weeks ago.
The timing of the injury was somewhat ideal for Alabama’s National Championship hopes because Tagovailoa was able to sit out Alabama’s thumping of an inept Arkansas squad and then immediately went into a bye week.
This Saturday, though, Alabama will face its biggest test of the year when it takes on No. 1 ranked LSU.
The big question heading into this SEC battle has been whether Tagovailoa will be able to play.
According to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum – the answer is yes.
“The No. 1 question I’ve been asked all week is will Tua play next week in Tuscaloosa and the answer is yes,” Finebaum said.
“I’m told by people in Tuscaloosa he is progressing very, very well. This is a much different injury than it was a year ago when he struggled to get ready for the national semifinals.
“They are extremely upbeat that he will play. 100 percent is debatable, but he is very close to that.”
Heading into this Saturday No. 2 ranked Alabama is a six-point home favorite over LSU, but if Tagovailoa’s health status changes between now and game time, those odds will obviously shift dramatically.