Tua Tagovailoa re-injured vs. Mississippi State after lobbying to reenter game

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa re-injured himself in the Crimson Tide’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday.Tagovailoa, with Alabama up 35-7 and enough time remaining for one final drive in the half, was seen lobbying Nick Saban to reenter the game. He was injured on third play of the ensuing drive; he left the game on an injury cart, unable to put any weight on his right leg. He also seemed to have suffered a facial injury. MORE: SN Week 12 college football scores, updatesAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa goes down hard, visibly in pain and is being helped off the [email protected] | #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vySHyVBufY— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) November 16, 2019Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is being helped off the field after an apparent injury. pic.twitter.com/IxSvSxeyLC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his right hip — not his knee or ankle. He was also heard screaming in pain and is heading to receive an X-ray.Saban later said it was his decision to place Tagovailoa back in the game, in order to run a two-minute drill.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, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa left Davis Wade Stadium in an ambulance. He was then helicoptered to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurts. Staffers moved a State banner in front of the open ambulance that Tua is presumably being transported in.What a time. pic.twitter.com/wsLLDWtQ1g— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2019A long-lasting injury to Tagovailoa would be a worst-case scenario for Alabama, which likely needs him to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl later this season and, presumably, make a final attempt at the College Football Playoff.Tagovailoa finished the game 14 of 18 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns.This story will be updated.last_img

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