Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returns to practice in limited capacity

Ben Hicks throws a pass in Tuesday's practice

Ben Hicks throws a pass in Tuesday's practice

"I mean, there's nothing much to it".

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to practice Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to fix a high ankle sprain, but was able to participate in only a limited capacity, coach Nick Saban said.

Coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa could be "a game-day decision" with a sprained right ankle but he took snaps and went through some work "on air" in Wednesday's practice.

"We're not making any predictions", Saban said. "And there's nothing really else I can say about it". However, he was quickly returned to Denny-Bryant Stadium, and after the game Saban said he expected Tagovailoa to miss "a week or two". "They just have a really great reputation and we always allow them to make what they think is the best medical decision for a player and his future. I know back when I played none of these things were available". The Crimson Tide scored on their first five possessions of the game to build a 41-0 halftime lead, eventually finishing as a 48-7 pummeling of the Hogs, who remain winless in the SEC under Chad Morris. "If he can't perform, then he won't be able to play".

The junior has completed 74.7 percent of his passes for 2,166 yards with 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in seven games this season.

Yes, the Crimson Tide faced Arkansas on Saturday as 31.5-point favorites, but the redshirt sophomore proved to anyone questioning his ability that he's more than capable of filling in for the starter and Heisman Trophy candidate.

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