Alabama quarterback Tua Tagawiloa will miss the rest of this season after suffering a right hip dislocation on Saturday in a 38-7 victory over Mississippi State, Alabama orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lyle Kane said in a statement.
Tagawailoa also suffered a posterior wall fracture, sources confirmed to ESPN, and medical staff continued to evaluate his injury to determine the best course of treatment. He is expected to achieve a full recovery, Cain said.
Tagawailoa was injured with three minutes left before halftime when he was knocked down by two Bulldogs defenders as he rolled to the left while playing a third down. He got a bloody nose and couldn't put any pressure on his right leg when the trainers helped him.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said after the match that he did not believe the injury was related to an ankle injury, which made Tagovailoa a game-time decision for Saturday's game. "It's something weird you rarely see," he said.
"He was good, at least as good as he was a week ago in terms of his ability to move," Saban added. "I don't think something he did was affecting his performance in the first half. So the guy played, and I thought he played really well. And we hate that he hurt himself. We hate him for it. I hate it when every player in our team gets hurt so God expels him and his whole family, our thoughts and prayers are with them and I hope it's not so serious that it has any long-term effect on the future his player. "
Saban tells Molly McGrath on ESPN that this will be Tagavailo's last run in the game. Saban said Tagovailoa was still in the game to practice a two-minute workout.
"This would be his last series," Saban said. "We would have done two minutes before the half was over for practice only. First, we had to block them better so he wouldn't be fired. It's a pity."
McGrath reports that Tagavailo is screaming in pain as coaches helped him get him off the cart.
The tide was leading 35-7 at the time of the injury.
Saban states that coaching staff is considering releasing backup quarterback Mac Jones in a game for Tagawilo before the final series.
"We can second guess ourselves all we want," said Saban. "We told Mac to warm up. We were going to go 2 minutes before halftime, and Tua wanted to get in the game. So I don't really make a lot of decisions about boys getting hurt. … We had complete confidence in Mack and Mack did well when he came in. "
Jonathan Wilma and Mark Sanchez both predict that Alabama will fall in the standings after Tua Taguayloa's injury in the season
the top 10 next spring in the NFL, underwent surgery on his right ankle on October 20, a day after he was injured in the 35-year-old Crimson Tide 13 win over Tennessee. they punched a hole in his fibula into his shin and threw three sofas through the bone and squeezed it for and tight, according to Dr. Norman Waldrop, who was part of the medical team that performed the left ankle procedure for Tagovailoa abandoning the SEC championship game last season.
Tagovailoa missed Alabama's 48-7 victory over Arkansas on Oct. 26, but returned to start against LSU last week, and his mobility was limited, but he still completed 21 of 40 passes for 418 yards with four touchdowns and one catch in the Tigers' 46-41 loss to the Tigers  "The way I look at all this is Thursday's Touba # 1 and if it's zicheski able to play, we want to play the game, "Saban said when asked about the value to put into play when ahead by 28 points. "That's what he wanted to do and that's what our team wanted to do. If I knew – knowing that something bad was going to happen, I certainly wouldn't put him in that situation. But we're a team. We're a team that's trying to improve … to see if we can finish the season the way we want. "
Whether Tagovailo's injury affects Alabama's chances of making the playoffs may not be known for a few weeks.
"If these reports turn out to be true, our thoughts and prayers go to Tua and his family," CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock told ESPN. "As for football, three seasons remain in the season and the selection committee does not plan ahead."