Tua Tagovailoa Provides Injury Update Ahead Of Title Game Vs. Clemson

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain during the SEC Championship against Georgia over a month ago. He endured a long recovery process, but looked to be near 100-percent when the Tide took the field against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl last weekend.Tagovailoa completed 24-of-27 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns against a porous Oklahoma defense. However, it was his ability to escape the pocket and take a sack without re-injuring the ankle that suggested he was healthy.Now, as Tua and the Tide gear up for the title game against Clemson, the star quarterback gave an update on his injured ankle. He said he’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.”Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa said it’s not a matter of his ankle healing anymore, it’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.” “Just one more,” he said. “After that I can rest.” pic.twitter.com/UDHl55rer3— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) January 5, 2019It looks like Tua will be ready to go against a tough Clemson defense on Monday night.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img

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