Updating the status of Tua Tagovailoa hand injury

Updating the status of Tua Tagovailoa hand injury

Tagovailoa burst onto the national spotlight during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game last season when he replaced starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second half and led Alabama to a come-from-behind victory over Georgia. Yes, it's a time for coaches and players to get back into the swing of things again before summer workouts and fall camp, but in the grand scheme of things, what happens in spring has relatively little impact on the season a whole six months later.

The many questions start with who will be the quarterback: Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa?

Saban hopes Tagovailoa can return to practice sometime this spring.

"It's two good players who can contribute to our team", Saban said Tuesday of the competition, "and we're going to give them an opportunity to do that".

Tagovailoa was not the only injury update released, but he was the only one injured in practice.

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Right tackle Matt Womack made a decision to get a nagging foot injury repaired after re-injuring it during spring break.

However, Saban said it's not a permanent move.

Outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings will miss the spring. "We're taking him to Birmingham to get him evaluated". "This is not something that I think you want to really mess around with too much".

Jones was watching the running backs, which are under the direction of coach Joe Pannunzio after longtime running backs coach Burton Burns took an administrative position with the team this offseason. He might be limited when he first comes back. "To what degree, I don't know".

Keaton Anderson (shoulder) and Kendall Randolph (achilles) will also miss the spring. Saban said Jones would be an intern/analyst.