Alabama entered the 2019 college football season as one of the favorites to win the national title.
However, the Crimson Tide’s chance at a national title has taken two major hits in the last two weeks. Nick Saban and company lost their first game of the season against LSU last weekend.
With an opportunity at redemption this weekend against Mississippi State, disaster struck once again.
Alabama held a 35-7 lead late in the first half when star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left the game with a hip injury. He left the game on a cart and was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Birmingham.
After the game, Nick Saban said it could be a potentially serious injury.
He was right.
According to a report from Aaron Suttles, Tua is done for the season after he suffered a dislocated hip.
“Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season with a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture, a person with knowledge of the situation tells me,” Suttles reported.
Breaking News: Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season with a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture, a person with knowledge of the situation tells me.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) November 16, 2019
It’s a heartbreaking diagnosis for the star quarterback.
Tagovailoa completed 14-of-18 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns in the first half before he left the game. Alabama will turn to backup quarterback Mac Jones for the rest of the season.
Now all eyes are on Tua’s recovery. Stay tuned for the latest.