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Tua Tagovailoa dismisses injury-prone label

Tua Tagovailoa

Is Tua Tagovailoa prone to injury? He certainly doesn’t think so.

The former Alabama quarterback made an appearance on Instagram Live with Maryland coach Mike Locksley on Friday. In it, Tagovailoa defended himself against the “injury-prone” label, stating that injuries are simply a part of playing the game.

“I’m not playing badminton. I’m not on the swim team,” Tagovailoa said, via ESPN. “[Football] is a physical sport. You’re gonna get hurt. That just comes with it. And it was just very unfortunate that I got hurt every season.

“It’s a part of the game. It’s a contact sport. I can only control what I can control. I can’t control that.”

Tagovailoa has had his share of injuries, culminating in a dislocated hip that prematurely ended his final season at Alabama. While his recovery is encouraging, there are definitely concerns about his durability. Tagovailoa is right that he can’t control that, but that won’t silence concerns from teams who may have worries.

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