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Monday, December 9, 2019

Tua Tagovailoa once again considered game-time decision with ankle injury

Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa put up huge numbers in last week’s shootout loss to LSU, but the Alabama quarterback is still not fully healed from an ankle injury he suffered less than a month ago. Because of that, he is not a lock to play in Saturday’s game.

Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters on Wednesday that Tagovailoa is still considered “day-to-day,” which is what Saban said about the Heisman Trophy candidate leading up to the LSU game.

The Tide need to win out in order to stand a chance at getting back into the College Football Playoff, so it would be a surprise if Tagovailoa doesn’t play. Although, Alabama beat Arkansas 48-7 without him, and Saban may feel that his team will have no problem against Mississippi State this weekend if Tagovailoa would benefit from a week of rest.

Saban had a funny comment about Tagovailoa’s availability last week, but he probably won’t be in as much of a joking mood coming off a tough loss. Most expect Tua to play, but he will need to avoid setbacks in practice this week.



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