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Nick Saban Issues Update On Tua Tagovailoa's Injury

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the first half against Tennessee

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 19: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a rushing touchdown by Brian Robinson Jr. #24 in the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban issued an injury update for his quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, following the Crimson Tide's win over Tennessee on Saturday night.

Tagovailoa suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the Crimson Tide's game on Saturday night. He left the game at the end of the second quarter and did not return.

Video of the injury did not look good.

Saban announced following the game that his quarterback suffered a high-ankle sprain and would likely be out for a couple of weeks.

"I think he will probably not be able to play next week," Saban told reporters after the win. "He's gonna get another MRI in the morning, and then from there we'll find out what he's gonna do from there."

Tagovailoa had completed 11 of 12 passes for 155 yards before exiting the game with an injury. He was replaced by Mac Jones at quarterback.

Jones completed 6 of 11 passes for 72 yards.

"Mac did some good things, and we think Mac is capable," Saban said, "so we have a lot of confidence in Mac."

Alabama hosts Arkansas next Saturday before getting a week off. The Crimson Tide play No. 2 LSU on Nov. 9.