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Sport Saban: Tagovailoa may miss 1-2 weeks with high ankle sprain

19:50  20 october  2019
19:50  20 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa leaves game with ankle injury

  Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa leaves game with ankle injury Tua Tagovailoa got his ankle twisted up by Tennesee's Greg Emerson on a sack.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffers a high - ankle sprain after being sacked against Tennessee. (Wesley Sinor / [email protected]).

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain Saturday night in a win over Tennessee. Nick Saban said Tua Tagovailoa could be out 1 - 2 weeks with a high ankle sprain . pic.twitter.com/Wfh98lfaob.

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa could be out for one-to-two weeks after leaving Saturday's win over Tennessee with a high ankle sprain, head coach Nick Saban said on the broadcast, according to Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News.

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While that rough timeline would keep the star pivot out of next week's contest against Arkansas, he would return for the highly anticipated showdown with No. 2 LSU on Nov. 9.

"He said, 'I'll be back for LSU,'" linebacker Terrell Lewis told Charlie Potter of 247 Sports in the locker room. "I know how Tua is. It's something he's been through before, so I don't doubt the fact that he's a competitor. He's going to get right back, and he'll be fine."

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Tagovailoa did not return for the final few minutes of the quarter and missed the entire second half. Saban told ESPN after the game that he expects his star quarterback will be out for "a Nick Saban said Tua Tagovailoa could be out 1 - 2 weeks with a high ankle sprain . pic.twitter.com/Wfh98lfaob.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injures his ankle against the Tennessee Volunteers on Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama quarterback to miss some time. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said his quarterback had a twisted ankle and his status for the rest of the

Tagovailoa suffered the injury late in the second quarter while landing awkwardly as he was sacked. After heading to the training tent on the sidelines, the junior pivot immediately walked to the locker room and was declared out at halftime.

After briefly heading to the hospital for further tests, Tagovailoa returned to the stadium for the remainder of Alabama's victory. While the Crimson Tide should be able to handle the Razorbacks next week with backup Mac Jones under center, getting Tagovailoa back for what should be a high-scoring affair with LSU is crucial.

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returns to practice in limited capacity .
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa returned to the practice field in a limited capacity, 10 days after a tightrope procedure on his injured right ankle.TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Injured Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since his tightrope ankle surgery on Oct. 20, though he was severely limited, according to head coach Nick Saban.

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