Tua Tagovailoa Dislocates Hip, likely to Miss Remainder of the Season

Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip in a tough match. Tua Tagovailoa, projected to be one of the top picks in the April NFL bill, is going to miss the rest of the season in the first half of a 38-7 win over Saturday’s Mississippi country after dislocating its right hip.

Just before the first break, Tagovailoa went down leading Alabama, 35-7. He was carted away, and on his right leg he did not appear to be able to sustain himself. Molly McGrath of the ESPN sideline reporter registered “screaming in pain”.

Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip, likely to miss remainder of the season

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He was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala by helicopter from the stadium Davis Wade in Starkville,  According to Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban such injuries are rare. He said this during the  post game news conference.

With only three minutes left and 35-7 up to Alabama, Tagovailoa staggered out to his left and throw the ball off on third and fourth.

It dawn on the team and fans that all was not well. But as he got the ball off and immediately showed signs of pain, he was dragged down from behind.

Medical personnel kept a nosebleed towel over his mouth when Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip during the match

Saturday, after a tough and stumbling loss last week to LSU No.1, Tagovailoa, missed a game after having an operation on his right ankle, had made a game-time decision.

Tagovailoa wasn’t removed but took a lot of hits in the chest and scrambles. He favored his ankle clearly when the game was over.

Losing Tagovailoa, a Heisman Trophy with a chance to take the Tide to the title, would prove disastrous to Alabama, who came off their feet in the national championship 2018.

Still he has completed 70.9% of his attempts and is an average of 323 yards in 8 games.

Tagovailoa didn’t watch the field for much of the second period during some of these victories.

The team and fans are hoping he recovers fast enough to get back onto the pitch.


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