Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Crimson Tide’s win over Tennessee on Saturday night. The star QB got hurt when his ankle was rolled over on a tackle. Tagovailoa left the game toward the end of the first half and did not return.
“I think he will probably not be able to play next week,” Saban told reporters following the game. “He’s gonna get another MRI in the morning, and then from there we’ll find out what he’s gonna do from there.”
Alabama hosts Arkansas next Saturday and has a bye the following weekend, before taking on No. 2 LSU in Tuscaloosa.
Will Tagovailoa be back for that game? That’s what he’s telling his teammates.
“I’ll be back for LSU,” Tagovailoa reportedly told his teammates, per Alabama lineman Terrell Lewis.
According to Terrell Lewis, Tua Tagovailoa told teammates after the game, “I’ll be back for LSU”
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) October 20, 2019
Alabama and LSU are on track to be undefeated and ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, respectively, when that game kicks off in early November.
The Crimson Tide ended up beating the Vols, 35-13, on Saturday night. Mac Jones replaced Tagovailoa at quarterback and played relatively well.