Following Tua Tagovailoa's operation in November to repair a fractured hip, doctors circled the three-month mark on their calendars as a pivotal date in the former Alabama superstar's recovery.
Well, Tagovailoa has reportedly cleared that potential impediment with sheer ease.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Hawaiian signal caller's three-month checkup went "as positive as possible," adding that the fracture has healed and his hips range of motion is strong.
Tagovailoa is still at least a month away from being cleared to resume football activities, but he couldn't have asked for a better update with the draft a little over two months away.
If Tua's hip continues to heal at its current clip, the heralded NFL prospect might just be in for an equally-positive medical exam at the Combine, which begins in the last week of February and extends into the first week of March.
Tagovailoa isn't expected to throw at the combine, but the medical exam will be crucial in terms of relaying the message that he's healthy and that drafting him will come with minimal risk.
And it goes without saying that there are a number of organizations with first-round picks giving serious thought to selecting him in April.
This was just more good news in a long, grueling recovery for Tagovailoa. We can only hope this narrative continues in the weeks and months to come.