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Tua Tagovailoa leaves game after hit vs. Mississippi State

CBS is reporting that Tagovailoa’s injury is to his quad on the same leg as his injured knee.

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Alabama quarterback and Heisman frontrunner Tua Tagovailoa left the Tide’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday with an injury in the second half.

Tagovailoa suffered an injury late in the third quarter, and would be taken to the injury tent as a result. According to CBS’ broadcast, Tagovailoa took a hit to the quad on the same leg of his knee injury. The quad is the reason for his benching, and not the knee, according to CBS.

Here’s the hit that sent Tagovailoa to the sideline:

Tagovailoa came out of the tent after a short time, and was seen on the sideline riding an exercise bike.

Mac Jones came in at quarterback for Alabama, who was up 21-0 at the time of his injury. Jalen Hurts is still dealing with an ankle injury, putting the third-stringer Jones in for Tagovailoa. Though in the fourth quarter, Hurts was seen with his helmet on, warming up on the sideline.

Jones made an appearance against LSU, after Tagovailoa briefly left that game after another big hit. However, Tagovailoa came back after a couple of plays with Jones.

Against Mississippi State, Tagovailoa never made it back to the game, as Alabama came away victorious 24-0.

After the game, Nick Saban said, “He got beat up a little bit. I think he’s fine.”

We’ll see as the week goes along, and the Tide face the Citadel on Nov. 17.