Report: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa airlifted to medical center following injury Saturday
It has been a crazy Saturday out of Starkville, Mississippi.
Tua Tagovailoa, the star quarterback for Alabama, suffered a hip injury in the game against Mississippi State. It was so bad, there were reports of Tagovailoa screaming in pain while down on the field. He was quickly carted off the field to be examined.
Later on, Tagovailoa was taken by ambulance away from the stadium. However, Cecil Hurt with the Tuscaloosa News shared a more recent report. According to Hurt, Tagovailoa has been airlifted to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. They will further evaluate Tagovailoa’s injury there.
Tua Tagovailoa has been taken by helicopter to St. VIncent’s Medical Center in Birmingham
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) November 16, 2019
Aaron Suttles with The Athletic also provided a photo that was sent to him showing Tua being loaded into the helicopter:
Sent to me…Tua Tagovailoa being transported by helicopter to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham. pic.twitter.com/yvW4dOCLVZ
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) November 16, 2019
Tagovailoa’s status for the game was already in question before kickoff. He previously injured his ankle and played hurt for much of last week’s loss to LSU.
Hopefully, Tagovailoa can make a full recovery from what appears to be a very serious injury.