Tua Tagovailoa’s health was a major storyline ahead of No. 5 Alabama’s game on Saturday at Mississippi State.
If you thought his injured ankle was major, think again since Tua Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip in the second quarter and was carted off the field midway through the eventual 38-7 win. Read on for more details on Alabama Crimson Tide QB Tua Tagovailoa Injury and surgery…
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CelebNSports247.com has learned that Tua Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip and now the #1 draft pick for 2020 will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
Alabama’s team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lyle Cain, announced Saturday night that Tua Tagovailoa’s right hip dislocation was “immediately reduced at the stadium,” he would make a full recovery.
Though, Tagovailoa was unable to put any weight on the right side of his body after falling hard on his right hip. He was reportedly “screaming in pain” when being removed from the cart in the locker room area, according to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath. Trainers also treated Tagovailoa for a bloody nose suffered when his facemask hit the turf head-on.
The Athletic’s Aaron Suttles reported that Tagovailoa also suffered a posterior wall fracture.
For the past 24 hours, our medical team has consulted with multiple orthopedic experts across the country, who specialize in hip injuries and surgeries. Based on that research, Tua is being flown to Houston tonight to be evaluated and is scheduled to have hip surgery on Monday. As previously stated, we anticipate a full recovery. The main focus has been, and will remain, on Tua, his family, and making sure we are providing them the best medical care possible.
He made everything look so easy.
He made every throw.
He made Alabama an offensive juggernaut.
He made you forget how fleeting it all can be.
Tua Tagovailoa had his season stripped from him in the cruelest of ways. On today’s injury. https://t.co/YE87r4akkP
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) November 16, 2019
It has been said that Tua Tagovailoa is expected to make a full recovery.