Tua Tagovailoa expects to be fully cleared by doctors on March 9
Tua Tagovailoa will not be able to showcase his skills for teams at at the NFL Scouting Combine this week, but the former Alabama star says it will not be much longer before he is fully cleared.
Tagovailoa told reporters on Tuesday that he is recovering well from his hip surgery and expects to be cleared by doctors on March 9. The quarterback is planning to throw for NFL teams a month later at his own Pro Day, which will be held on April 9.
Tua: “After March 9, when I get clearance from my doctors, then it’s full-go to my pro day.”
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) February 25, 2020
#Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa says he’s planning to get medical clearance before and throw at his own Pro Day on April 9. Barring any unforeseen issues, this should be quite the event.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 25, 2020
Tagovailoa had a hip scan earlier this month, and the feedback from doctors was all positive. His plan all along has been to throw for NFL teams ahead of the draft, and he’s opting to give himself a little more time rather than taking part in Alabama’s Pro Day on March 24.
Either way, Tagovailoa is confident he will be able to remove some question marks before the draft. There will always be concern about his long-term health given all the significant injuries he suffered in college, but teams appear to already be playing games regarding where they will draft Tua. Barring an unexpected setback, we would be surprised if Tagovailoa slips outside the top five picks.