One of the top quarterbacks and top draft prospects in the country will miss the remainder of the season as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip late in the second quarter of Alabama's win over Mississippi State.
“Tua Tagovailoa sustained a right hip dislocation that was immediately reduced at the stadium," Alabama team Alabama's orthopedic surgeon Lyle Cain said in a statement. "He is undergoing further testing to determine the best course of treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery but will miss the remainder of the season."
ESPN reports that Tagovailoa also suffered a posterior wall fracture. Other reports – including one from senior bowl director Jim Nagy – were that Tagovailoa's injury was serious, comparing it to the injury that ended Bo Jackson's athletic career.
Hearing Tua Tagovailoas hip injury is serious. Hip fracture. Similar to Bo Jacksons career-ending injury. Surgery tonight or tomorrow morning. Praying for Tua and his family.— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) November 16, 2019
Tagovailoa has the second-highest quarterback rating in the country, behind his former teammate Jalen Hurts of Alabama. He is one of the top NFL draft prospects in 2020 class.