Alabama is gearing up for yet another College Football Playoff appearance. The Tide kicked off practice this week and there was a significant update that came out of the media availability.
Star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in the SEC title game against Georgia, took the field for the first time since suffering the injury. Tagovailoa underwent surgery to his injured ankle just two weeks ago, but was moving around on Friday.
ESPN’s Alex Scarborough attended practice and caught Tua moving around well on the field.
Check it out.
Tua Tagovailoa, who is recovering from a high-ankle sprain, was at Alabama’s first bowl practice today. While the Bama QB didn’t participate in one footwork drill I saw, he did everything else during the media viewing period. pic.twitter.com/nXSYGc93Jl
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) December 14, 2018
This is the second huge step in the star quarterback’s recovery after he made it out of his walking boot for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Although he finished runner-up to Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, the biggest story from the night was Tagovailoa’s recovery.
He looks poised for another shot at Kyler Murray as the Tide take on the Sooners in the Orange Bowl.