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Tua Tagovailoa threw for the first time since suffering a hand injury this spring.

Alabama football: Tua Tagovailoa shows progress by throwing for first time since injury

Matt Speakman

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Road to recovery

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa missed most of spring practice with a finger injury. At first, it looked like he was going to be able to play in the A-Day game, but he suffered a setback that held him out for the game. Fellow quarterback Mac Jones filled in nicely for him. He threw for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Tagovailoa’s injury put the quarterback race on hold. Now, it seems like he is getting close to being healthy. Tagovailoa shared a video of him throwing for the first time since the injury.

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In other headlines…

Quarterback commit flipped

Alabama lost a quarterback commit in East Carolina transfer Gardner Minshew earlier this year. Minshew elected to sign with Washington State instead. Coach Nick Saban found his replacement. Alabama flipped quarterback recruit Layne Hatcher to round out its 2018 recruiting class. Hatcher was committed to Arkansas State before choosing the Crimson Tide.

Softball season comes to an end

Alabama softball fell to familiar foe Washington in extra innings to end its season in the super regional. The Crimson Tide held a 2-run lead heading into the seventh inning. The team ended up losing 3-2. Alabama then lost in the second game, 6-0. Alabama finishes the season 36-20.

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