Tua Tagovailoa: Top NFL quarterback prospect carted off with hip injury

Tua Tagovailoa: Top NFL quarterback prospect carted off with hip injury

Tua Tagovailoa: Top NFL quarterback prospect carted off with hip injury

Initial reports indicate that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's hip injury is every bit as severe as it initially looked. He was helped off the ground by medical staff, avoiding putting weight on his right leg. The hard hit knocked off Tagovailoa's helmet and left him with a bloody nose.

"That was going to be his last series", Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN at the end of the first half. He was reportedly "screaming in pain" when being removed from the cart in the locker room area, according to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath.

At the time of the injury, Alabama was leading 35-7 and the QB had completed 14-of-18 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns.

Saban later said it was his decision to place Tagovailoa back in the game, in order to run a two-minute drill. SEC reporter Cecil Hurt reported Tua is being transported by helicopter to a hospital in Birmingham.

Late in the second quarter, Tagovailoa was taken down by two defenders as he threw the ball away.

A long-lasting injury to Tagovailoa would be a worst-case scenario for Alabama, which likely needs him to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl later this season and, presumably, make a final attempt at the College Football Playoff.

This story will be updated.

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