Tua Tagovailoa To Undergo Hip Surgery With NFL Draft Approaching
Tua Tagovailoa will be undergoing surgery on his right hip after having a dislocated hip. Team Surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa will have surgery Monday. An Alabama representative refused to reveal where the surgery would take place for safety reasons. Cain assured fans that the medical team consulted with doctors from around the country to make sure that Tagovailoa will have a full recovery.
“For the past 24 hours our medical team has consulted with multiple orthopedic experts across the country, who specialize in hip injuries and surgeries. 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,” said Cain.
Tagovailoa received his injury during his win 38-7 over Mississippi State this past Saturday. The Alabama quarterback is ranked fifth on the team and is expected to be a top pick in April’s NFL draft.
Tagovailoa had already picked up an injury before the game and was expected to be held out. Unfortunately, Tagovailoa now suffers from a far more serious injury. The ankle Injury could have slowed down his movement away from the two defenders who brought him down and subsequently injured his hip. Now, the Crimson Tide’s chances of making the playoffs are uncharacteristically lower.