Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa to return to practice

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to return to practice Wednesday with the possibility that he plays in the Nov. 9 showdown game when the No. 2 Crimson Tide host the No. 1 LSU Tigers.

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Tagovailoa had surgery Oct. 20 to help recover from a high ankle sprain on his right leg. He had the same procedure done on his left leg for a similar injury last year and needed four weeks to recover. In the first game after coming back last season, he led Alabama to a victory over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff.

“We’ll have to see what he can do and evaluate his mobility and performance,” Saban told reporters Monday. “You can’t really predict any of those things. You just have to let it happen and see how it goes.”

Tagovailoa passed for 2,166 yards and 27 touchdowns as the Crimson Tide opened 7-0. Alabama had an easy time against Arkansas on Saturday rolling to a 48-7 victory with Mac Jones passing for 235 yards and three TDs. Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua’s brother, also saw time, completing 6 of 8 passes for 45 yards.

In order to play against LSU, Saban said that Tua Tagovailoa can’t have any limitations.

“We’re not going to put him in a situation where he can’t perform,” Saban said.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)