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Tua Tagovailoa, who recently shared a photo of his hand in a cast, is battling Jalen Hurts to become Alabama's No. 1 quarterback.

Alabama football: Tua Tagovailoa shares new photo of injured hand

Matt Speakman

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Tua Tagovailoa shares photo of injured hand

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injury may be worse than originally thought. On Saturday, he did not participate in a scrimmage because coach Nick Saban said his injury had become worse. Saban said he wanted to protect Tagovailoa to make sure he would be ready to go in the fall. Tagovailoa recently shared a photo of his injured hand, which was in a cast. It appears as if he underwent a procedure, but the details are unclear.

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Opportunity for Mac Jones 

Forgotten in the midst of the battle between Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, quarterback Mac Jones will receive a big opportunity when A-Day rolls around. Jones has already been penciled in as the third-string quarterback by many. With Tagovailoa sustaining a setback with his injury, the door is left open for Jones, a 3-star recruit out of high school. He ranked as the No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He will have a chance to prove himself in the spring game.

LeBron James sued over barbershop show

Alabama recently experienced drama with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James over its Bama Cuts series. James’ legal team sent Alabama a letter over possible copyright infringement. Now, it appears James in trouble over the same thing. One day after suffering a loss to the Indiana Pacers in the first game of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, James was reportedly sued over his barbershop show.

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