In the second quarter of what appears to be another Alabama blowout, the Crimson Tide were dealt a crucial blow to their offense.

Junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down wailing in pain with a bloody nose.

But that wasn't all. Tagovailoa, who has been recovering from an ankle sprain, injured his right hip as well, and couldn't put any pressure on his right leg. He was carted off the field just before halftime.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban noted the two-minute drill was going to be Tua's last series of the game.

Tagovailoa is expected to be in consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but this hip injury, if serious, could put that in jeopardy. The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons and perhaps even the Washington Redskins are in contention for the quarterback's services. Louisiana State's Joe Burrow is considered to be neck-and-neck with Tagovailoa for the top selection.

 

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