Tagovailoa carted to locker room with hip injury

Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is helped off the field after being injured on a play in the first half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium

Tua Tagovailoa carted off field vs. Mississippi State

A large Mississippi State banner was placed in front of the ambulance's doors to give Tagovailoa some privacy.

Now comes the worst possible news, as Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy reports Tagovailoa will undergo surgery for a hip fracture, which is similar to the one that ended the great Bo Jackson's career. He was helped off the ground by medical staff.

ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath reported that Tagovailoa could be heard screaming in pain. That kept him out of the second half against Tennessee and the entire Arkansas game the next week. During a halftime interview, Saban noted that Tagovailoa was injured on what was supposed to be his last series of the game. "They took him in to look at him so we'll see what's happening". "We were going to put Mac in and we said 'Let's put Tua in before the half for two-minute (drill) just for practice". We've got to do some MRIs and some things, but it's a hip injury and that's probably something that could be serious. His health will continue to be a storyline moving forward as Tagovailoa had to be carted off the field in the first half after taking a nasty hit in a 38-7 win. He made his comeback last week as Alabama lost 46-41 to Burrow and LSU at home.

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