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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffers high-ankle sprain

Major news out of Tuscaloosa.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide may be without their star quarterback for the next few weeks.

Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain during the Tide’s matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday night. Alabama head coach Nick Saban initially told ESPN that he had suffered a “twisted ankle of some kind.” Saban would then tell ESPN that the star quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up had suffered a high ankle sprain and could be out for a week or two. This is not, however, the same ankle that Tua injured last year.

Alabama will likely be without Tagovailoa for their game with the Arkansas Razorbacks next week. They then hit a timely bye week before the game against the LSU Tigers, which figures to be a doozy to say the least. That will be the one to watch for here in terms of how Tagovailoa progresses.