Tagovailoa resting after successfully hip surgery
Alabama quarterback and St. Louis product Tua Tagovailoa had successful surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston. Tagovailoa's injury happened at the end of the first half in Saturday's 38-7 victory over Mississippi State. He was brought down by two Bulldogs defenders. Tua suffered a bloody nose and couldn't put pressure on his right leg when he was helped up. He was carted off the field and airlifted back to Birmingham.
"We're pleased that the surgery went successfully today and they expect him to have a full recovery", said Alabama head coach Nick Saban in a Monday press conference. "I think that he's been a great ambassador for college football in terms of the class that he shows, the way he goes about what he does and the way he affects other people", added Saban.
In video posted on social media by KekePrewitt, Tagovailoa could be seen dancing in his hospital bed and signing. He is expected to return to Tuscaloosa to begin treatment in the next few days.
The surgery was the second this season for Tagovailoa. He had surgery on his right ankle Oct. 20, a day after he was injured in the Crimson Tide's 35-13 victory over Tennessee.