He was injured on third play of the ensuing drive; he left the game on an injury cart, unable to put any weight on his right leg.
Losing Tagovailoa, a Heisman Trophy hopeful who came off the bench in the 2018 national championship game to lead the Tide to a win, could prove devastating for Alabama. He was reportedly "screaming in pain" when being removed from the cart in the locker room area, according to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath. "We were going to put Mac in and we said 'Let's put Tua in before the half for two-minute (drill) just for practice". That kept him out of the second half against Tennessee and the entire Arkansas game the next week.
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He has had to pull out of the tournament on six occasions because of injuries and reached the final only twice, the last time in 2013.
Despite being ahead 35-7 late in the first half, Tagovailoa was still in the game for Alabama, and suffered a scary injury as two defenders landed on him after he tried to scramble out of the pocket and make a throw. First, we've got to block them better so he doesn't get sacked.
After the injury, Saban said he'd been planning to pull Tagovailoa but then made a decision to keep him in for the two-minute drill to close out the second quarter. He finished the day 14 of 18 for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama lost its first game of the season last Saturday, falling 46-41 to LSU.