Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a serious hip injury on Saturday that will require surgery and cost him the rest of the season. All things considered, he seems pretty upbeat about the whole thing.
Tagovailoa is set for surgery on Monday after dislocating his hip against Mississippi State. One of his friends, a man named Keke Prewitt, posted a video to Instagram late Sunday night that shows Tagovailoa in his hospital gurney in a good mood.
Sports Illustrated posted the video to Twitter. In it, you’ll see Tagovailoa pulling out some dance moves just a few hours ahead of surgery.
Prewitt’s Instagram story also features Tagovailoa playing a ukulele. It’s one of the coolest things you’ll see today:
Tua got them positive pre-surgery vibes 🙌
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 18, 2019
No big deal, just Tua strumming some Marvin Gaye on his ukulele while singing in a sweet falsetto the night before major surgery
(📹 IG/casher67) pic.twitter.com/E5iT32XEtk
— Lawrence Benedetto (@lawonthedraw) November 18, 2019
Tagovailoa entered the game against Mississippi State nursing an injured ankle, and suffered the hip injury with his team up 35-7 late in the second quarter. Many are questioning whether he should have been on the field given the situation.
Tagovailoa will reportedly be out six-to-eight months after surgery, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. It’ll be interesting to see how the injury affects his NFL Draft stock – should he choose to leave Alabama after this season.
As for the Crimson Tide, they’re going to have to get by Auburn with backup Mac Jones and look impressive doing it if they want to have a shot at qualifying for the College Football Playoff.