Alabama head coach Nick Saban appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning and provided a health update on his star quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa has been sidelined with an ankle injury. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in Alabama’s win over Tennessee on Oct. 19.
Saban said this morning that Tagovailoa practiced really well all week and, barring a setback, should be good to go this afternoon.
“He’s practiced really well all week long, and in the short area, he’s been really, really good,” Saban said today. “He feels good about it. I think he’s confident.
“If he feels good in pregame and we don’t have a setback, I think he’ll be able to play.”
Mac Jones has started at quarterback in Tagovailoa’s absence and kept the Crimson Tide’s undefeated season alive. LSU is Alabama’s toughest test of the season, though, and Saban’s team likely needs Tagovailoa on the field to get a win.
Nick Saban has a test for Tua to pass if he wants to play this weekend 😂 pic.twitter.com/0BkPkG2DUU
— Alabama DieHards (@AlabamaDieHards) November 7, 2019
Alabama and LSU are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on CBS.