We now know the full extent of an injury suffered by an Alabama football standout during spring practice thanks to an update from his father during a recent interview with a local Honolulu television station.
According to Tua Tagovailoa’s father, Galu Tagovailoa, the star signal-caller suffered a broken index finger during the Tide’s first spring practice of the season earlier this week. The injury occurred during a practice session on Tuesday and was initially believed to be to Tagovailoa’s thumb.
Despite the injury, Tagovailoa remains in good spirits.
“I asked how his hand was, and he said God is good and that the Holy Spirit is healing his hand,” said Galu Tagovailoa, viaKHON2 in Honolulu.
Tagovailoa was recently seen at practice with a glove on his throwing hand.
Tagovailoa began his career in Tuscaloosa as a highly-touted recruit, but he saw little action during the regular season. That all changed in the second half of the College Football National Championship Game, when Nick Saban made the call to start the true freshman over Jalen Hurts. Tagovailoa went on to lead the Crimson Tide to a comeback victory in the game, throwing for 166 yards, three touchdowns and just one interception.
Tagovailoa will be battling Hurts for the starting job leading up to the 2018 season opener against Louisville.