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Alabama Releases Statement On Injury To QB Tua Tagovailoa

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass against Duke.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 31: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Late in the first half of today's Alabama win over Mississippi State, Tua Tagovailoa went down with a frightening hip injury. He was carted off the field, and taken by air transport to a hospital in Birmingham, Ala.

Aaron Suttles of The Athletic reported that Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip. Moments ago, Alabama confirmed as much.

As expected, Tagovailoa is out for the remainder of the season. The good news is that, per the statement from Dr. Lyle Cain, he is expected to make a full recovery.

From the school, via Andy Staples:

Where Tua Tagovailoa goes from here is a big question. He was expected to be a first-round pick, and potentially the first quarterback taken in the NFL Draft. The No. 1 overall pick was definitely a possibility.

Now, it is unlikely that a team will take him that high. He could certainly still go in the first round if a team is looking to buy low and invest in him as he recovers, but this really changes his outlook in a big way.

The biggest thing is that he will be okay though, whatever that means for his football career.

We wish Tua the best in his recovery, and will have more on the situation as it comes out.