Alabama HC Nick Saban said after the game that Tua’s hip injury “could be serious.”
“I really don’t know at this point. We’ve got to do some MRIs and some things, but it’s a hip injury and that’s probably something that could be serious. So we just have to wait and see,” Saban said.
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was carted off during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Mississippi State with a hip injury and is undergoing X-rays.
Alabama HC Nick Saban confirmed during his halftime interview that it’s a hip injury for Tagovailoa.
According to ESPN’s Molly McGrath, Tagovailoa was “screaming in pain.”
“He was screaming in pain as medical training staff had to pick him up and carry him off the cart,” McGrath said.
Tagovailoa was unable to put pressure on his leg and was helped off the field by trainers. He was attempting to extend a player when he was tackled from behind.
Injuries have been an issue for Tagovailoa, as he’s dealt with multiple ankle issues.
Tagovailoa is one of the top quarterback prospects in the country and could end up being the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft.
Entering today’s game, Tagovailoa had completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 7,186 yards, 85 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 31 games. He has also rushed for 348 yards and nine touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Tagovailoa as the news is available.