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Update On Injury To Alabama Star QB Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa dropping back to pass.

Alabama's quarterback controversy is settled, at least for a few weeks. Tua Tagovailoa will be out for a bit after injuring his thumb during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring.

It is unclear how Tua suffered the injury, but it is not believed to be serious enough to jeopardize his 2018 seaosn. From ESPN:

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa hurt his thumb in practice and will be taken to Birmingham to be evaluated. "Probably going to require some time for him to get back. I'm not going to speculate on what the injury might be," Nick Saban said.

ESPN college football reporter Chris Low went on to detail the injury on local

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">Birmingham radio station WJOX.

The latest information I have is that he's going to be out for part of the spring, but they do expect him back for the spring.

It's great early news for Tide fans who were left wondering if Tua could miss a significant portion of the spring, or perhaps even some of the regular season. Not to worry, though, as Alabama still has a two-year starter competing to become a three-year starter in Jalen Hurts.

Quarterback depth doesn't seem to be an issue for the Tide, but behind Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, no Alabama quarterback has attempted a pass in college. Earlier in the day, ECU transfer Gardner Minshew decommitted from the Crimson Tide. He will play out the rest of his career at Washington State.

Alabama opens the season against Louisville on September 1 in Orlando.