Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Prognosis 'excellent' after successful hip surgery

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has undergone successful surgery, the team announced Monday.

The 21-year-old, who was taken off the field on a cart in the second quarter of Alabama's 38-7 win over Mississippi State having suffered a season-ending dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture, had an operation in Houston. The team is optimistic on his recovery.

A statement from orthopaedic surgeon Lyle Cain, released by Alabama, read: "Tua underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston. The procedure went as planned, and he is resting comfortably.

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"Tua's prognosis is excellent, and we expect him to make a full recovery. He will return to Tuscaloose in the next several days to begin his rehab."

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Tagovailoa, along with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, has been in the conversation to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

He had completed 14 of his 18 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns before the injury.

Tagovailoa had just returned from ankle surgery the previous week in a 46-41 defeat at home to Burrow and LSU.

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