Tua Tagovailoa will have hip surgery on Monday

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated hip on Saturday. On Monday, he’ll have surgery.

The program announced the looming surgery on Sunday night.

“For the past 24 hours our medical team has consulted with multiple orthopedic experts across the country, who specialize in hip injuries and surgeries,” Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement. “Based on that research, Tua is being flown to Houston tonight to be evaluated and is scheduled to have hip surgery Monday.

“As previously stated, we anticipate a full recovery. The main focus has been, and will remain, on Tua, his family, and making sure we are providing them the best medical care possible.”

Tagovailoa is eligible to enter the 2020 draft. He’ll need to make a decision within the next two months.

11 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa will have hip surgery on Monday

  1. Very first thought when watching the ‘game break replay’ was “Oh, Saban played Tua anyways.” and then Hip Dislocation.

    Hindsight is 20/20. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who questioned Saban at the start of the game. High Ankle Sprain surgery methods have apparently improved dramatically in recent years but it makes you wonder how aggressive Alabama was.

  2. He has a decision to make.
    Get healthy and either return to college or go in the draft.
    If he enters the draft, he probably will not go #1 now.
    Depending on how far he’d fall, that may not be a bad thing for him to fall to a good team.
    If he stays in college, he could rebuild his draft status and go high in the following draft.

    Of course, it may be a moot point if he can’t recover from this injury.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  3. I broke my left hip at 16. I was never the same. I know his isn’t broke but there is a condition called avascular necrosis that you can get from loss of blood supply. That’s what I got and the only treatment is a hip replacement.

  4. I feel bad for the guy. Tua is hands down the best QB1 in next years draft but in all likelihood will not go #1 overall now due to his injury history. Even if he doesn’t go #1 though I don’t see him falling outside of the top 5-8 picks in this draft though because he’s too good not to go really early with all of the QB needy teams in the league.

  5. I read something that treatment for these hip injuries are much better than they were in Bo’s day. It makes me wonder if this will be a problem in the future though. For his sake I certainly hope not. I can’t stand ‘Bama but wouldn’t wish this on anyone. From all indications this guy is a very nice young man. I wish him all the best on his recovery. You never want to see something like that happen.

  6. With the Bengals picking first, this might be the best thing that ever happened to him.
    Go back to school young man, get healthy. Enjoy your last year of collage then come back out in 2021.

  7. Pro football is different and the comp for the Draft picks is different, (Thank Sam Bradford for that) Tua should get healed and come out. What johnnycantread said is so true, this can be a blessing for him, he won’t land in Cincy or Miami (and if does fall to the second round the Bears will pass because pace will over think it an want to be seen as an “original thinker”)
    I just hope the kid is ok, he seems a bit injury prone, not sure why, football is a tough game, AND he should be in the draft, remember matt Leinart. Time to get paid, time to play in the league

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