Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama's Practice, but Held Out of Drills
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was at practice Tuesday afternoon, but didn't go through any drills during the media viewing period.
He didn't touch a football in front of reporters.
Tagovailoa was in full pads, and appeared to be going over the practice plan during individual drills.
Alabama practiced inside the Hank Crisp Facility due to conditions outside being sunny and cold, with a winds making it feel like it was 28 degrees instead of the 37 the National Weather Service reported before the sun set.
The forecasted low for Tuesday night/Wednesday morning is an unseasonable 20.
The forecast for Saturday's game at Mississippi State is sunny and high of 53.
Tagovailoa was not on the practice field during Monday's media viewing.
Despite being just 20 days off surgery to help a high-ankle sprain heal, Tagovailoa played the entire game against LSU last week and then hobbled off the field.
Nick Saban told reporters on Monday that the quarterback didn't do any further damage by playing.
"He’s a little sore, as to be expected," Saban said. "We did all the medical research that you could do on him to find out if he did any damage or hurt himself in any way, shape or form, and he did not. So we’ll manage the soreness.
"We may give him a day off today and sort of start him back tomorrow a little bit. We’ll just have to manage it day to day and he should respond each and every week. The situation that he’s in is very much expected, and he doesn’t have any further issues."
Freshman defensive tackle DJ Dale was at practice. He was reportedly limited during Monday's workout.
Freshman running back Trey Sanders (foot) was spotted in a uniform and wearing a helmet just outside of the facility. He's started riding an exercise bike on the sideline during practices.