Tua Tagovailoa underwent successful surgery on his dislocated right hip earlier today. Now, we have some information about the expected timeline for his recovery.
According to ESPN’s Laura Rutledge, Tagovailoa will be on a partial weight-bearing plan for the next six weeks. He will be rehabbing daily in Tuscaloosa during that time.
After three months, the star quarterback will be able to increase his activity and by springtime, he should be throwing again.
Rutledge’s report comes after an earlier report from AL.com saying the estimated recovery time for Tagovailoa is 6-to-8 months.
Tua Tagovailoa will be on a partial weight bearing recovery plan for six weeks and will be rehabbing daily in Tuscaloosa, per @LauraRutledge. Then, in three months, he will be able to begin athletic activity again, and by the spring, he is expected to be able to resume throwing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2019
Tagovailoa was injured late in the second quarter of Alabama’s 38-7 win over Mississippi State on Saturday. He landed awkwardly on his hip after being tackled while attempting a pass rolling to his left.
Alabama was up 35-7 at the time of the injury. Nick Saban said after the game that it was supposed to be Tagovailoa’s last series of the afternoon.
We’ll see over the next few months how Tagovailoa’s recovery unfolds and what happens to his NFL Draft stock, should he declare for the 2020 draft as expected.
In the meantime, Mac Jones will lead Alabama in the final two games of the regular season.