Alabama star Tagovailoa to undergo hip surgery Monday

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville Miss. Saturday Nov. 16 2019

Tua Tagovailoa injury update: What we know

Dr. Lyle Cain, Team Orthopedic Surgeon, said their medical team has consulted with multiple orthopedic experts across the county over the past 24 hours.

Alabama officials confirmed Tagovailoa was flown by helicopter to the St. Vincent's Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. I don't think anything he did affected his performance in the first half. "First we have to block it better so he doesn't get sacked, but too bad". "So Godspeed to him and his entire family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them and hope this is not so serious it has any long-term effect on his future as a player".

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and OR signal caller Justin Herbert are also at the top of the 2020 list-as are Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas-but Tagovailoa was considered a leading candidate to be the No.1 overall pick. During a halftime interview, Saban noted that Tagovailoa was injured on what was supposed to be his last series of the game. "We told Mac to warm up". "We were going to do 2-minute before the half with him, just for practice", Saban said. So I don't really make a lot of decisions about guys getting hurt. It'll be interesting to see how the injury affects his NFL Draft stock - should he choose to leave Alabama after this season.

Tua Tagovailoa may have played his last game for Alabama, but the repercussions of his season-ending injury stretch far beyond the Crimson Tide's campaign.

Michael Casagrande is an Alabama beat writer for the Alabama Media Group.

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