Family of Tua Tagovailoa releases statement following son’s injury

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WKRG) – Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing hip surgery on Monday.

The prayers and concern for Tua hasn’t gone unnoticed.

His parents released the following statement Tuesday expressing their gratitude.

“We would like to thank all of the Alabama family and everyone across the world for the prayers and outpouring of love and support for our son and our family. We felt the unceasing prayer, and words can’t express how overwhelming and uplifting that has been for us. We have total faith in God’s plan for Tua, and we know his plan is never wrong. God’s grace, mercy, love and faithfulness in our lives has never been more evident, despite this setback. The care and support Tua and our family has received is nothing short of amazing, and we can’t express our appreciation enough for Dr. Cain, Jeff Allen, Coach Saban, Tua’s teammates, the Alabama Athletics department, our pastors and all of the doctors and nurses that have done such an outstanding job of taking care of Tua. God Bless and Roll Tide!”

Galu and Diane Tagovailoa

Tua suffered a season-ending hip injury on November 16 against Mississippi State.

He was still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered during the Tennessee game in October.

Tua could return next year for his senior season, but he also has the opportunity to head to the NFL.

Most projections have Tua as a first round pick in next year’s draft.

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