The final image of Tua Tagovailoa in an Alabama uniform could be this: his face was bleeding, his body curled up in the stroller he left the field after an injury that caused him tremendous pain.
That was Saturday's scene in Starkville, Miss., After Tagovailoa, the Alabama midfielder star, was crumpled on the pitch after two Mississippi players chased him in the first half of the Crimson Tide 38- victory. 7.
A scarf over his head muffled his screams from dislocated hips, will end his season, potentially providing a great moment for sterling college career. The other came two years ago when he came off the bench as a freshman during the national championship halftime and brought Alabama to a thrilling comeback victory against Georgia with a line. Pass the ball boldly.
Alabama team doctor Lyle Cain said in a statement on Saturday night that the next tests would guide treatment, but Tagovailoa would recover completely. But the wound was serious enough that Tagovailoa was transferred to a hospital in Birmingham by helicopter. Then coach Nick Saban told reporters: When Godspeed gave him and his whole family, and our thoughts and prayers were with him and hoped this was so serious that It has a lasting influence on his future as a player.
And there is a key to the conversation: What about the future of Tagovailoa?
He might be the top pick in N.F.L. draft, a sports left-handed man with perfect precision, a strong arm and …