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Nick Saban updates injury on UA quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

He will be ready for the College Football Playoff. 

Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not on the field for Alabama during two pivotal fourth quarter drives, due to sustaining an ankle injury. Despite not having his best game against Georgia, he still recorded a touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle and supported Jalen Hurts as the junior carried the Crimson Tide to a 35-28 win and a Southeastern Conference championship. 

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While he has dealt with a sprained posterior crucial ligament (PCL) to his knee, Nick Saban stated on Saturday after the game that Tagovailoa’s ankle issue is nothing too serious. 

“We did an MRI. He has a high ankle sprain,” Saban said on Tagovailoa.  

“We scope those things. It helps those things. It’s about a two-week deal.” 

With the Tide’s semifinal meeting versus Oklahoma scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 29 in Miami, Fla., it gives the Heisman candidate three weeks to rest and return to being fully healthy.

Along with Tagovailoa, the time off should also return Terrell Lewis, Christopher Allen, Deonte Brown, Isaiah Buggs, Josh Jacobs and Trevon Diggs to full strength.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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