Tagovailoa carted to locker room with hip injury

Ruben Hill
November 17, 2019

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Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, long predicted to be a top selection and possibly the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was carted off the field on Saturday in a game against Mississippi State.

Tagovailoa was unable to put any weight on the right side of his body after injuring his right hip.

ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath reported that Tagovailoa could be heard screaming in pain. The Crimson Tide face off against FCS program Western Carolina before their regular season-finale against Auburn.

According to Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy, Tagovailoa suffered a hip fracture, and will undergo surgery within the next 24 hours.

Alabama was leading 35-7 late in the first half, with Tagovailoa throwing for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Tagovailoa scrambled to his left and was hit by two Mississippi State defenders.

However, this new injury was unrelated to the ankle issue and was one head coach Nick Saban described as a "freak injury". "So we just have to wait and see", Saban said. "First we have to block it better so he doesn't get sacked, but too bad". He made his comeback last week as Alabama lost 46-41 to Burrow and LSU at home.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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