Saban: Tua a game-time decision vs. Mississippi St.

Field Level Media

November 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa isn’t a lock to play when the Crimson Tide meet Mississippi State on Saturday, coach Nick Saban said.

“He’ll probably be a game-time decision as to whether he can or can’t play,” Saban told reporters Wednesday on the SEC teleconference. “I don’t even know for sure if he’ll be able to practice fully today.”

Tagovailoa played last weekend in Alabama’s 46-41 loss to No. 1 LSU, just 20 days after undergoing surgery to repair a high-ankle sprain. He played the entire game against the Tigers, completing 21 of his 40 pass attempts for 418 yards and four touchdowns with an interception.

Saban said Wednesday that Tagovailoa, a junior, has been suffering from soreness in his ankle.

No. 5 Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) will meet the Bulldogs (4-5, 2-4) at noon ET on Saturday in Starkville, Miss.