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Nick Saban Reveals Tua Tagovailoa Suffered High Ankle Sprain and Will Miss 1-2 Weeks

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 19:  Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a rushing touchdown by Brian Robinson Jr. #24 in the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Tua Tagovailoa left Alabama's game against Tennessee in the second quarter after getting sacked while scrambling out of the pocket. The star quarterback limped to the sideline and was subsequently escorted to the locker room. He did not return to the game.

Well Nick Saban told ESPN after the Crimson Tide win that Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain.

What's surprising however, is that Saban said he only expects Tagavailoa to miss a week or two of action, meaning he'll almost certainly be back in time for the clash against LSU.

Alabama hosts Arkansas next week before taking on LSU on Nov. 9 following their bye week. The additional rest should give Tagovailoa some time to stay off his ankle and hopefully he'll be good to suit up for the SEC showdown.

Tagovailoa had completed 11-of-12 passes for 155 yards and an interception before exiting the game. He was replaced by Mac Jones who went 6-for-11 for 72 yards.

Tua has dealt with ankle injuries in the past, but this knock is certainly concerning for the Crimson Tide. Fortunately their bye week lines up favorably with his timetable, and it looks like the Tide have dodged a bullet.