Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his hip in Saturday's 38-7 defeat of Mississippi, including a fracture, sources said. The Athletic reported for the first time that Tagovailoa had a dislocated hip.
Tagovailoa was injured three minutes before halftime when he was toppled by two Bulldogs defenders while rolling left in a third game. He had a bloody nose and could not put his right leg under pressure when coaches helped him. He was dragged off the field and finally flown to Birmingham for CAT scans and MRIs.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said after the game, he does not believe the injury is due to the ankle injury that Tagovailoa made to the game's decision to play on Saturday. "It's a damn thing you rarely see," he said.
"He was at least as good at mobility as he was a week ago," added Saban. "I think nothing interfered with his performance in the first half, so the guy played and I thought he played really well and we hate being hurt, we hate him, we hate it him." I hate it when a player in our team is injured. So good luck to him and his entire family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them and hope that this is not so serious that it has long-term effects on its future player.
Saban told ESPN's Molly McGrath that it was Tagovailoa's last According to Saban, Tagovailoa was still in the game for a two-minute practice.
"That would be his last series," Saban said. "First, we need to block her so he will not be fired is a pity. "
McGrath reported that Tagovailoa was screaming in pain as coaches helped lift him off the cart.
The Tide led 35-7 at injury. Tagovailoa was 14-for-18 for 256 yards with two touchdowns.
Saban said the coaching staff considered substituting quarterback Mac Jones before the final series for Tagovailoa into play.
Give us everything we want, "Saban said." We told Mac to warm up. We wanted to get started two minutes before halftime, and Tua wanted to play. So I do not really make many decisions about whether boys get hurt. … That's what we had. "Absolute confidence in Mac, and Mac did a good job when he went in."
Jonathan Vilma and Mark Sanchez both predict that Alabama Tua Tagovailoa will fall behind in the ranking after the injury and harder competition increases.
Tagovailoa, a Heisman Trophy contender and potential top 10 plectrum in the spring, was operated on his right ankle on October 20, the day after his injury in the Crimson Tide tournament. 13 victory over Tennessee.
Surgeons performed a "tightrope walk" on his right ankle, drilling a hole in his fibula into the tibia, piling three ropes through the bone and tightening it, according to Dr Norman Waldrop, part of the medical team was the one who performed the surgery on the left ankle of Tagovailoa f after the SEC championship game last season.
Tagovailoa missed Alabama's 48-7 win over Arkansas on October 26, but returned to play LSU last week. His agility was limited, but he still completed 21 of 40 passes for 418 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the 46-41 loss of the Crimson Tide against the Tigers.
"As I look at it, Tuas is our No. 1 quarterback, and if he is physically capable of playing, we want to play him in the game," Saban said when asked about the value, putting him at 28 Points lead into the game. "That's exactly what he wanted, and that's exactly what our team wanted to do, and if I'd known something bad would happen, I certainly would not have put him in that situation, but we're one." We are a team trying to get better … to see if we can finish the season the way we want it. "