Nick Saban Says Tua Tagovailoa Remains Out the Rest of Spring
After missing Saturday's scrimmage following an injury setback, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was back on the practice field Tuesday afternoon. The quick return stirred up some discussion that the sophomore might be available for the A-Day game on Saturday.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban made a brief media appearance at the Team Focus fundraising event at the Mobile Convention Center on Tuesday night and confirmed that Tuagovailoa's status hasn't changed.
"I've already said what his status is," Saban told reporters. "I said he was out the other day. He reinjured his hand and we were going to hold him out the rest of the spring. So that hasn't changed."
If that's the case, Alabama will be working with two scholarship quarterbacks on Saturday game. Returning starter Jalen Hurts and redshirt freshman Mac Jones will lead the Crimson and White teams on A-Day.
Tagovailoa has been dealing with the hand injury since suffering it on the first day of spring practice. Despite breaking a bone, the sophomore was back on the practice field immediately and ramping up his workload as each practice went along. But he suffered another setback last week and the coaches don't want to risk any further injury.
Saturday's A-Day game is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN and Tide 102.9 will provide pregame coverage beginning at 10:30 a.m.