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Sport Alabama expects ‘full, speedy recovery’ for Tua Tagovailoa following ankle surgery

05:15  21 october  2019
05:15  21 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.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 will have surgery on his right ankle and recovery is expected to take about two weeks. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tells ESPN that Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain and will have it scoped. He says recovery time for most of his players for this procedure has

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas after undergoing surgery to help repair a high- ankle sprain he suffered against Tennessee. Tua Tagovailoa heads to the locker room in the second quarter after a Tennessee defender falls on his right ankle .

At least publicly, Alabama is putting a positive spin on the most talked-about ankle in college football.

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Late in the first half of Alabama’s win over rival Tennessee, starting quarterback and Heisman front-runner Tua Tagovailoa went down with an apparent ankle injury. After spending time in the sideline medical tent, Tagovailoa went into the locker room for further observation.

Not long after that, Tagovailoa was seen exiting the stadium and getting into the back of an ambulance; he would ultimately return to the sidelines but not the game as Mac Jones finished out the win.  Immediately following the game, Nick Saban stated that Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain, a similar injury he worked through a season ago, and will “probably be out a week or two.” In the postgame press conference, the head coach all but ruled the junior out for next weekend’s home game against Arkansas.

WATCH: Tua Tagovailoa leaves Bryant-Denny in an ambulance

  WATCH: Tua Tagovailoa leaves Bryant-Denny in an ambulance Heisman front-runner suffered an apparent ankle injury in first half of Tennessee game.

Alabama releases statement after Tua Tagovailoa injury. Tua will miss next week’s game against Arkansas, but we expect a full and speedy recovery .” Tagovailoa had the same tight-rope procedure last December on his other ankle after going down with the same injury in the SEC title

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will have surgery on his right ankle and recovery is expected to take about two weeks. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told ESPN today that Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain and will have it scoped. He says recovery time for most of his players for this procedure

In a statement Sunday, the football program confirmed that Tagovailoa underwent a surgical procedure on the ankle earlier in the day.  It was also confirmed that the junior will not play in this Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain last night against Tennessee. Our physicians performed a successful tight-rope procedure on his right ankle this morning. This is the same injury, but the opposite ankle that Tua injured last season. Tua will miss next week’s game against Arkansas, but we expect a full and speedy recovery.

As for that TightRope procedure, which significantly cuts the recovery time from a high-ankle sprain?

This technique is used to stabilize an ankle after injury. It can be used to repair a high-ankle sprain, which damages the soft tissue structures between the tibia and fibula and causes these bones to separate. It can also be used to stabilize a fracture of the fibula. The TightRope system anchors the ends of the tibia and fibula together with a braided polyethylene cord, rather than with a rigid surgical screw, to restore the original position of the bones and to allow for proper healing.

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

  Saban: Tagovailoa may miss 1-2 weeks with high ankle sprain Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa could be out for one-to-two weeks after leaving Saturday's win over Tennessee with a high ankle sprain.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.

Tua Tagovailoa underwent a "tight-rope procedure" on Sunday morning to address what's been diagnosed as a high- ankle sprain, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban. In a release sent by the program. Saban has ruled Tagovailoa out for next Saturday's game against Arkansas, but a " speedy

Tua Tagovailoa will miss Alabama 's game against Arkansas after suffering a high ankle sprain in Saturday's 35-13 win over Tennessee. Head coach Nick Saban announced Tagovailoa underwent a The Crimson Tide expect the Heisman Trophy contender to make a " full and speedy recovery ."

Following next Saturday’s game, top-ranked Alabama will be on a bye in Week 10 before its huge showdown with No. 2 LSU in Tuscaloosa Nov. 9. Tagovailoa’s availability for that game is uncertain, even as he told teammates that he’ll “be back for LSU.”

The combination of nearly three weeks from the time of the surgery to the LSU game and the TightRope procedure itself lends credence to the private optimism coming from Tuscaloosa regarding Tagovailoa being healthy enough to take the field for a game that could very well determine one of the four College Football Playoff participants.

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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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