The news regarding Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injury is positive, as the sophomore who is competing with Jalen Hurts for the starting job is expected to be back at practice soon, per Matt Zenitz.
The thumb injury that occurred Tuesday on the opening day of the Crimson Tide’s spring practice is believed to be a sprain. Tagovailoa suffered the injury by hitting the helmet of an offensive lineman on his follow-through.
Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that Tagovailoa would likely be back for some of spring practice, but the timetable of his return was not set.
“I talked to some people over there,” ESPN’s Chris Low told The RoundTable on WJOX-FM. “I know there was some concern on the swelling, but the latest information that I have is that he is going to be out for part of the spring, but they do expect him to be back before the spring is over. So we’ll see how that goes.
“He’s getting it checked out [Wednesday], and sometimes that can be a fluid situation. But I don’t think it’s one of those situations where he’s going to miss — again it could change — but that latest information I have is that he won’t miss the entire spring.”