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Jalen Hurts Has A Message For Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

Jalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa haven't been teammates for almost a year, but the two star quarterbacks continue to share a close bond. Oklahoma's star QB had a heartfelt message for his former Alabama teammate on Saturday night.

Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury in Alabama's blowout win over Mississippi State. He had to be airlifted to the hospital and, while he's expected to make a full recovery, he won't be playing for Alabama again this season. 

Hurts, who lost his starting quarterback job to Tagovailoa, reacted to the devastating injury following his team's comeback win over Baylor.

Oklahoma's quarterback said he's thinking of Tagovailoa and will be praying for his family.

“It hurt me to hear it. (He’s) a great friend of mine,”

Jalen Hurts on Tua Tagovailoa’s injury:
“It hurt me to hear it. A great friend of mine. I’m praying for him and his family. I hope everything works out for him and his family.”

— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) November 17, 2019

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hurts said. “I pray for him and his family. I hope everything works out for the best for him.”

Obviously, the injury to Tagovailoa is devastating. It hurts both Alabama and the sport of college football as a whole. We probably won't be seeing him play for the Crimson Tide again, as he's likely to declare for the NFL Draft.

Here's to Tua making a full recovery and dominating on an NFL field in 2020.