Bama's Tagovailoa (knee) questionable to return vs Mizzou

Annette Crawford
October 15, 2018

Nick Saban maintains Tua Tagovailoa's knee injury isn't serious and stated the sophomore quarterback is set to practice this week after sitting the out the second half of Alabama's game against Missouri over the weekend.

Tagovailoa was looked at in the injury tent for several minutes.

Late in the third quarter, Bryant-Denny Stadium collectively held its breath as Tagovailoa scrambled, slid, then grabbed his knee while on the ground.

Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy favorite, went down with an apparent knee injury early in the second half of the Crimson Tide's blowout win over the Tigers.

The Crimson Tide got along just fine without him, rolling to a 39-10 win.

He stayed in the medical tent for a few minutes before his parents came down from the stands and entered the tent with their son.

Trainers tended to Tagovailoa on the field, and he was able to jog off under his own power.


It's unclear if Tua will be full-go in practice right away this week, but it doesn't appear that his knee sprain is anything to worry about moving forward.

Senior Jalen Hurts took over under center. Tagovailoa spent almost 20 minutes inside the tent before emerging under his own power.

Tagovailoa has led Alabama to scores on 36 of the 52 drives he been a part of this season, including 34 touchdown drives.

Backup Jalen Hurts, who started the past two years, replaced Tagovailoa. Saban labeled the injury a sprain on Thursday and noted that Tagovailoa hadn't missed any reps in practice.

Before leaving the game against Missouri, Tagovailoa completed 12 of 22 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns.

After the game, Saban said that Tagovailoa could've returned if the circumstances warranted.

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