College Football

Tua has surgery, prognosis ‘excellent'

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery.

Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover fully after Monday’s surgery in Houston - probably the best possible news the QB could have received about the devastating season-ending injury, which has cast a cloud over his football future.

The 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up, Tagovailoa emerged as a likely high draft pick - possibly No. 1 overall - with fans of downtrodden NFL teams using the Twitter hashtag “Tankfortua” to show their hopes of getting the QB in the draft.

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