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Troubling Health Update For Alabama Regarding Tua Tagovailoa

Troubling Health Update For Alabama Regarding Tua Tagovailoa

Troubling Health Update For Alabama Regarding Tua Tagovailoa

A troubling health update for Alabama regarding Tua Tagovailoa has emerged.

Heading into this weekend’s big SEC showdown between Alabama and LSU, the number one question on everyone’s minds is: how healthy is Tagovailoa?

Three weeks ago, Tagovailoa suffered an ankle injury versus Tennessee and immediately opted to have surgery to repair the damage.

The injury occurred at a convenient time for the Crimson Tide, with the two weeks leading up to this weekend featuring an easy game against Arkansas and then a bye.

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Tagovailoa was back in practice this week and, by all accounts, will start against LSU.

The running assumption has been that if he is starting, then he is at least 100 percent – or at least close to it.

Not so, according to Gary Danielson of CBS Sports.

Danielson observed Tagovailoa at practice this week and says the Alabama star is noticeably hobbled.

“I watched Tua practice yesterday, he’s not 100%. I don’t care what Alabama says…he doesn’t have that spring in his step, it’s not natural,” he said.

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“He’s okay…I’d be playing if I was him, but he’s not the Tua that started season”

With LSU clearly serving as the toughest competition Nick Saban’s squad has faced all year, it is obvious why they would want Tagovailoa out there.

Will he ultimately be able to play up to his full abilities?

We’ll find out for sure this Saturday.

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