Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa always seems calm before a game, so why should surgery be any different?
Prior to undergoing his hip surgery Monday morning, video caught Tagovailoa in good spirits and even in a dancing mood. Two different videos of Tagovailoa dancing and singing from his hospital bed surfaced on Twitter on Monday. Watch them below:
Tua Tagovailoa out here breakin' hearts from his hospital bed. 🎸🙏
(🎥: IG/kekeprewitt) pic.twitter.com/Y7HjftAYei
— theScore (@theScore) November 18, 2019
Tua feeling good before surgery 🙏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 18, 2019
Tagovailoa suffered what his coach Nick Saban called a “fluke injury” when two Mississippi State defenders hit him while he was rolling out of the pocket during a two-minute drill late in the first half Saturday. The Heisman Trophy candidate was already dealing with an ankle injury, but the takedown on that play injured his hip.
The quarterback left the field on a cart and the team flew him in a helicopter to a hospital in Birmingham. Saturday night, Alabama ruled out Tagovailoa for the rest of the season.