Tua Tagovailoa carted off with hip injury, was ‘screaming in pain’
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa appears to have suffered a serious injury against Mississippi State.
The Alabama quarterback injured his hip late in the first half of Saturday’s game and had to be carted off the field. ESPN reporter Molly McGrath said Tagovailoa was “screaming in pain” due to the injury.
Tua "was screaming in pain," per @MollyAMcGrath. This is a new injury. Says it's a right hip injury.
The guy just cannot catch a break.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 16, 2019
Tagovailoa was trying to escape two defenders on a fourth down play when the injury occurred.
Here’s the play where Tua Tagovailoa got injured and then carted off.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 16, 2019
Alabama led 35-7 at the time. Coach Nick Saban even admitted that the drive Tagovailoa got hurt on was going to be his final one of the day.
Saba to Molly McGrath: "That was going to be his last series before the half, have Tua do two-minute before the half just for practice. … Certainly don't want to see anybody get hurt, especially not him."
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 16, 2019
Tagovailoa only just returned last week after suffering an ankle injury last month. He had been a game-time decision Saturday, and there was some surprise to see him starting.