Tua Tagovailoa Out For the Season with A Hip Injury

By Matthew Filipovits on November 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm
Nov 16, 2019; Starkville, MS, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) looks to make a pass against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the second quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is done for the season after suffering a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture against Mississippi State.

The junior was dragged down awkwardly while throwing a pass late in the second quarter while already up 28 points. He was carted off the field and sent to an area hospital immediately. 

The likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tua was putting up Heisman-level numbers this season before being sidelined with an ankle injury that required surgery last month. He missed just one game thanks to a timely bye before returning to throw for 418 yards and four touchdowns in a shootout loss to LSU.

He finishes the 2019 season with 2980 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. If this is indeed the end of his Crimson Tide career, he will go down as one of the best quarterbacks in the history of college football and one of the best players to ever suit up for Alabama.

He is expected to make a full recovery.