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.
"He was screaming in pain as medical training staff had to pick him up and carry him off the cart." @MollyAMcGrath said the first report is that Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his right hip vs. Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/ppMJykMq9N— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2019
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.
Tua Tagovailoa has a hip injury according to Molly McGrath report on ESPN— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 16, 2019
Alabama head coach Nick Saban noted the two-minute drill was going to be Tua's last series of the game.
Here’s Nick Saban’s halftime interview with ESPN on Tua Tagovailoa’s hip injury and the plan before halftime pic.twitter.com/ZKixkhf2Ds— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 16, 2019
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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