Alabama football standout Tua Tagovailoa is currently suffering from a hand injury and a recent setback led to the quarterback and national championship hero being unable to participate in the Crimson Tide’s Spring Game over the weekend.
The injury to Tagovailoa’s throwing hand occurred during a spring practice and the signal-caller’s father said his son suffered a broken index finger.
On Monday, the quarterback took to social media and posted a video on his Instagram account that shows his left hand in a cast.
There is no word on when Tagovailoa will return to full health.
“Tua had a little setback yesterday with his hand,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said, via SaturdayDownSouth.com.
“The doctors are trying to evaluate the best course of action and what we do with him the remainder of the spring and with that said, I can’t really tell you any more about… He didn’t do, he didn’t take any snaps today, he did take a lot of snaps yesterday so we are going to try and protect this and make sure this thing is not going to be an issue in the fall.”
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.