Injured Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa could throw for NFL teams before draft
When Tua Tagovailoa suffered a devastating hip injury for Alabama, many questioned if he would be ready in time for the 2020 NFL Draft. After undergoing surgery, Tagovailoa could throw for NFL teams before the draft takes place, per Ian Rapoport.
Based on his rehab program, there is a chance Tua Tagovailoa could actually throw for teams before the draft, if he comes out. He can resume football activities in three months. https://t.co/BL48KecASW
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2019
Last Saturday, Tagovailoa was active versus Ole Miss despite having a questionable tag due to an ankle injury. While the first half was coming to a close, the young quarterback was taken to the ground by two defenders as he rolled to his left.
Tagovailoa landed on his hip awkwardly and was unable to put any weight on it. The medical staff then had to tend to the quarterback and cart him off of the field.
After the game concluded, it was discovered that Tagovailoa sustained an injury that was described as a dislocated hip. The junior quarterback has since undergone surgery and is expected to resume football activities in three months.
Before the injury, Tagovailoa was considered to be a lock as a top-five pick in next year’s draft. Now, many believe that the athletic quarterback could fall outside of the top 10 picks in the draft.
Therefore, people have begun to consider the possibility that Tagovailoa could return to Alabama for his senior season. However, considering that Tagovailoa could be paid while he recovers from injury, he has the option to enter the NFL Draft.
Regardless of what he chooses to do, his main focus is on rehabbing his hip for next year. It remains to be seen if it’s for an NFL team or for the Crimson Tide once again.