If you want to know the latest on Tua Tagovailoa’s injured left hand, just check out his Instagram story.
The Alabama quarterback posted a boomerang of his throwing hand in a cast on Monday afternoon – leaving little doubt that he’ll be able to play in the Crimson Tide’s annual A-Day game this weekend.
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa posts IG story of his hand in a cast
— Jennifer X. Williams (@JenXperience) April 16, 2018
The post comes after Saban said in his recent media availability that the quarterback suffered a “setback” to his injured hand causing him to miss last Saturday’s scrimmage.
Here’s more from SaturdayDownSouth.com:
“Tua had a little setback yesterday with his hand,” Saban said. “The doctors are trying to evaluate the best course of action and what we do with him the remainder of the spring and with that said, I can’t really tell you any more about… He didn’t do, he didn’t take any snaps today, he did take a lot of snaps yesterday so we are going to try and protect this and make sure this thing is not going to be an issue in the fall.”
Tagovailoa suffered the initial injury – which was originally thought to be just a sprain – almost a month ago in practice. Tagovailoa is competing with two-year starter Jalen Hurts for the starting quarterback role and prior to the injury, he had been splitting first-team reps with Hurts.
“We’re giving both guys an opportunity to see how they compete and how they do” Saban said. “We don’t have any decisions, aren’t speculating on any decisions. Just going to be fair and honest on how we give each player a chance to compete.”
If Tagovailoa wants to compete to win the starting job over Hurts, he’ll need to be as healthy as possible, but there’s no timetable for his return at the moment.
Alabama opens the 2018 season against Louisville on Sept. 1 in Orlando.