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Sport Alabama QB Tagovailoa starts against LSU after ankle surgery

23:00  09 november  2019
23:00  09 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Alabama QB Tagovailoa carted off field vs Mississippi State

  Alabama QB Tagovailoa carted off field vs Mississippi State STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after being dragged down by two Mississippi State defenders, a tackle that left him favoring his right leg and hip. Fourth-ranked Alabama was leading 35-7 with 3:01 left in the first half when Tagovailoa, who had surgery on a sprained right ankle nearly a month ago, was injured. Mac Jones replaced Tagovailoa, who did not join the team on the sideline after halftime. The latest injury appeared to be different from the ankle sprain. The hard hit knocked off Tagovailoa’s helmet and left him with a bloody nose.

— University of Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a surgical procedure to repair his injured ankle on Sunday morning. He'll miss next week's game against Arkansas, but could possibly be ready to play against LSU on Nov. 9. The Crimson Tide has a bye in between the two games against

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.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started for the No. 1 Crimson Tide against No. 2 LSU in the first regular-season matchup of the top two teams in the country since 2011.

a man wearing a helmet holding a baseball bat: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) warms up before the Alabama vs. LSU game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday November 9, 2019.© Mickey Welsh Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) warms up before the Alabama vs. LSU game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday November 9, 2019.

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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  Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama QB (ankle) a 'game-time decision' for LSU, Nick Saban says “We’ll just have to see what he can do,” Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters Monday.Speaking to reporters, Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed the quarterback will return to practice Wednesday from a high ankle sprain he suffered Oct. 19 against Tennessee.

But he's not sure the Alabama quarterback , now a game-time decision for the LSU game on Nov. 9, should have had surgery for his ankle sprain. Tagovailoa was healthy enough after surgery last season to lead Alabama past Oklahoma in a national semifinal. Against Clemson in the College

After an impressive 42-28 win over No. 7 Florida in Week 7, LSU moved up to the No. 2 spot in CFB rankings.

Tagovailoa was later announced as the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback, drawing a big cheer from the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd. It is his 23rd career start.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban expressed confidence that Tagovailoa would play Saturday during an early morning appearance on ESPN's College GameDay.

"He practiced really well all week long and in the short area he's been really good," Saban said on ESPN. "He feels good about it, I think he's confident. If he feels good in the pregame and we don't have a setback, I think he'll be able to play."

Tagovailoa's return in less than three weeks post-surgery was viewed by some medical experts in the tightrope procedure performed as "extraordinary" and "close to a miracle."

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returns to practice in limited capacity

  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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Will Tua Tagovailoa play against LSU this week? Find out the latest injury updates on Tagovailoa 's ankle and his Tagovailoa had the same procedure done on the opposite ankle last season after the SEC Mac Jones Would Start as the Alabama Quarterback If Tagovailoa Cannot Play vs. LSU .

Despite his return, Tagovailoa is hardly 100% healthy and will likely be dealing some issues associated with his still-recovering right ankle, according to SEC Network analyst and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

"I've done it, it's not fun, it's not easy," Tebow said Friday. "I'm sure he'll have some stuff to help him with the pain, but then it's all about (Saturday) afternoon. I think there are certain (times) as athletes where you just go into a place mentally where you know how important this game is to your team, to the season, to (winning a) championship, to your legacy, everything. And he'll be more worried about this game then he will the pain."

Tagovailoa injured his ankle in Alabama's 35-13 win against Tennessee. Midway through the second quarter, Tagovailoa rolled his ankle when he was sacked by Volunteer defensive lineman Greg Emerson.

Sophomore backup quarterback Mac Jones filled in for Tagovailoa in Auburn's 48-7 win over Arkansas on Oct. 26. He threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns.

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  Why Alabama might want to sit Tua Tagovailoa against LSU Even if Alabama loses to LSU on November 9, its rep might be enough for the Tide to make the College Football Playoff, Michael Weinreb writes.In retrospect, that game felt like the culmination of the pre-playoff era: Two months later, the same teams met in the BCS National Championship game. Alabama won, 21-0. In this way, we learned that a sport that emphasizes the importance of the regular season -- that literally sells itself on the mantra of “Every Game Counts” -- had sold us a bill of goods.

No. 1 Alabama will host No. 2 LSU on Nov. 9 in the biggest game of the 2019 season, and the He sat out the rest of the game and underwent a "tight rope" surgery on his right ankle earlier this week Mac Jones started in place of Tagovailoa against the Hogs and completed 18 of his 22 passes for

Alabama coach Nick Saban expects quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to play in Saturday's key SEC West matchup with LSU , barring any issues during pregame 20 after suffering a high ankle sprain on his right ankle against Tennessee. He missed a 48-7 win over Arkansas two weeks ago, and Alabama

This season, Tagovailoa has thrown for 2,166 yards, 27 touchdowns, and two interceptions in seven games, boasting a 212.4 passer efficiency rating.

Despite sitting out Alabama's 48-7 win over Arkansas on Oct. 26, Tagovailoa's touchdown passes still tie for third in the nation.

This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa starting against LSU after ankle surgery

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