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Sport Saban: Tua doing 'better than expected' after ankle procedure

01:05  27 october  2019
01:05  27 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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.

And Saban said even true freshman Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua ’s younger brother, could play against the Razorbacks as Jones’ backup. The obvious difference this time is rather than having nearly a month to recover between the conference title game and the playoff, Tagovailoa’s injury is midseason.

Saturday night after Alabama dispatched Tennessee by the score of 35-13, Nick Saban told ESPN that Tua Tagovailoa will likely miss a week or two with a “I think Tua will probably be out for a week, but I don’t know that for a fact,” Saban said. “He’s got a high- ankle sprain, so he’ll probably be out for a

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is optimistic about Tua Tagovailoa's rehabilitation progress after the quarterback underwent a tightrope procedure on his right ankle last Sunday.

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Saban provided an update on Tagovailoa's status ahead of Alabama's matchup with Arkansas on Saturday.

"He's absolutely doing even better than expected," Saban said during an "SEC Nation" interview, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. "Didn't have a lot of swelling this time around, so that sort of accentuates the ability to rehab. He's doing well."

The junior passer suffered the injury during last weekend's win over Tennessee. Saban said postgame that he believed Tagovailoa would miss one or two weeks. Alabama has a bye following the Arkansas game.

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

  Alabama expects ‘full, speedy recovery’ for Tua Tagovailoa following ankle surgery The QB already ruled out for Arkansas in Week 9; availability for LSU in Week 11 unknown.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.

Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still linger after Tagovailoa underwent an ankle procedure two days after the Things are progressing well according to head coach Nick Saban . "He's doing well He injured his left ankle -- the one in which he had surgery on -- in the first quarter of the game.

Both Saban and Alabama are familiar with what’s called a “tightrope” surgery, a procedure designed to accelerate recovery and promote long-term stability in the Of course, the mobility is a little different for a quarterback. Last year, Tagovailoa had surgery on his other ankle after suffering a sprain against

Mac Jones is expected to get the start against the Razorbacks. He played in relief of Tagovailoa last week and completed six of 11 passes for 72 yards.

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Alabama QB Tagovailoa starts against LSU after ankle surgery .
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started for the No. 1 Crimson Tide against No. 2 LSU less than three weeks after surgery on his injured ankle.Tagovailoa, who underwent his second TightRope surgical procedure in the last 11 months on Oct. 20 after suffering a high ankle sprain, went through some throws on the move without pads prior to pregame warmups as Crimson Tide head trainer Jeff Allen observed him closely nearby. He later joined all the other Alabama quarterbacks for pregame warmups, with both ankles heavily wrapped.

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