Tua Tagovailoa Rumors: CT Scan on Hip Injury 'Was as Positive as Possible'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2020

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in an NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
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Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa underwent a CT scan on his injured hip, and the results were reportedly "as positive as possible," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

He initially suffered a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture before undergoing surgery in November. Three months later, the fracture has healed, and the hip's "range of motion is good," per Rapoport.

He's expected to be cleared for football activities in another month, which puts him on track to throw for teams prior to the April 23 draft.

Rapoport reported in January that Tagovailoa could have a personal pro day for teams in mid-April. Alabama will have its pro day March 24, but it's unknown if he will be able to participate.

Either way, the results were promising after he said the following in January, per Albert Breer of The MMQB: "I don't think any of the doctors can tell the foreseeable future. ... Everything looks good, but you can't really tell until the three-month or fourth-month mark."

At his best, Tagovailoa has proved to be as talented as any QB in the country after totaling 7,442 passing yards and 87 passing touchdowns in 32 career games with the Crimson Tide.

Even with his injury, many expect him to go off the board early, including Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, who had the Miami Dolphins taking him fifth overall in his latest mock draft.

A successful practice session prior to the draft could have Tagovailoa going even earlier.


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