The most polarizing player in the upcoming NFL draft is former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. NFL teams want to know what his status will be for the upcoming season.
Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury during the 2019 campaign that cast doubt about his playing future. However, all tests following the injury have come back positive, including the last test that came on Monday.
According to the latest information from ESPN’s Laura Rutledge, Tua’s hip is recovering well. She spoke with Tagovailoa’s surgeon, Dr. Lyle Cain, about his recovery.
“If you told him four months ago that the scan on Tua’s hip looked this good with no concerns, he would have been ecstatic,” Rutledge said of Cain. During an appearance on Get Up, she reported Tua can now start football activities.
Here’s what she said, via Saturday Down South:
“We are talking dropping back, being able to roll out a little bit more and he’ll take a conservative approach with that. His Pro Day, April 9, is what’s coming up and the day after that, April 10th, he’ll have one more scan — that’s to look for cartilage build up in the hip, make sure everything is still okay after a month of activity that’s more football-related. That’s the last time these NFL team doctors will be able to look at Tua before the NFL Draft.”
All of the news surrounding Tua’s injury has come back positive.
With the latest reports showing good news, that could cause an NFL team to jump up in the draft to select the star quarterback.
The next month of football-related activities will tell NFL teams and scouts everything they need to know about Tua’s health.