Elite NFL QB prospect Tua Tagovailoa’s season ends after hip injury
Even on Saturday, a day for college football, there was news that shook the NFL world. After getting injured in Alabama’s game against Mississippi State, elite quarterback prospect Tua Tagovailoa’s season was ended due to a hip injury, per Ian Rapoport.
Tua Tagovailoa’s season is over. This sucks. From Bama 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/y1Xx3H8Vtq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 17, 2019
Tagovailoa sustained the injury after he rolled to his left and threw a ball down the field. Following the pass, Alabama’s quarterback was driven into the ground by multiple defenders.
The talented quarterback immediately grabbed his hip and was unable to put any weight on it as the medical staff got him onto the cart. Along with the hip ailment, Tagovailoa also suffered an injury to his nose.
Of course, the hip injury is what will keep the junior signal-caller from playing again in 2019. With the timing of his injury, there are teams in the NFL who are keeping close tabs on his recovery.
There have been a couple of people who have considered that Tagovailoa could remain in college due to the injury. But it’s tough to imagine him putting himself in harm’s way for another year when he can go into the NFL and still be a first-round pick in 2020.
Before the injury, Tagovailoa was considered a lock to be a top-five draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Now, there will undoubtedly be teams who are wary of selecting the dynamic quarterback.
Aside from the hip injury, Tagovailoa has also been dealing with an ankle injury. Therefore, teams in the NFL will take his injury history into consideration before choosing to draft him.
First and foremost, we hope that Tagovailoa can fully recover from the injury and can return to terrorizing opposing defenses in 2020.