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Nick Saban Issues Update On Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa against Ole Miss.

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban issued an injury update for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa following the first half of the game against Tennessee. The star QB is questionable to return.

Tagovailoa, who dealt with lower-leg injuries for much of the 2018 season, appeared to injure his ankle on a brutal-looking play late in the first half.

The Crimson Tide's quarterback had to exit the game and was checked out in the medical tent. Then, he headed to the locker room.

The injury didn't look good:

Saban told ESPN at halftime that Tagovailoa does indeed have an ankle injury. His status to return is uncertain. "For those without television, Nick Saban says Tua has a twisted ankle and second half status is uncertain," Cecil Hurt tweeted.

Alabama is leading Tennessee, 21-10, at halftime of tonight's game. Tagovailoa was 11 for 12 for 155 yards and one interception in the first half.

The Alabama-Tennessee game is on ESPN.