Tua Tagovailoa expected to be healthy and throwing for teams by April
Former Alabama Crismon Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to be healthy and throwing for NFL teams by April. Tagovailoa underwent hip surgery to repair a dislocated hip and associated fracture. There were some who believed initially that the injury could be career threatening, but according to his agent Leigh Steinberg, doctors still expect him to make a full recovery.
According to Steinberg, the hope is Tua Tagovailoa will be ready for Alabama’s pro day, but if he’s not they will hold one closer to the draft to prove that he is healthy.
“The [intention] there is the ball never touches the ground and I think he’s gonna blow away teams in that process,” Steinberg said via AL.com
Tua Tagovailoa will travel to Miami during Super Bowl week to take part in a party thrown by Steinberg along with taking part in radio row.
“They’ll meet people at the Super Bowl from all areas of football — coaches, general managers, owners,” Steinberg said. “It’s a convention of America.”
Steinberg made clear he will be very clear with teams if anything changes with Tagovailoa’s recovery, but he is pleased with the way his body is responding.
“What Tua has going for him, incredibly, is first of all that athletes tend to have — if they play football — they have bodies that heal at amazing rates,” Steinberg said. “The recuperative power is not similar to an average person. They wouldn’t have made it this far in football if they were. The second thing is that he’s really young.
“You combine those two things, and we expect he will be healthy and working out by April.”
Heading into the draft, Tua Tagovailoa will be one of the biggest stories because it seems like a true wildcard with where he will be selected.