Tide hopeful Tagovailoa could return to practice field this spring

Tua Tagovailoa injured the thumb on his throwing hand at Tuesday's practice (

The "Crimson Tide Nation" is all abuzz about the injury to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa injured the thumb on his throwing hand Tuesday--the first day of Alabama spring practice. Coach Nick Saban says he went to Birmingham to get it evaluated.

Chris Low of ESPN told the WJOX Roundtable radio show that, according to his sources at the football complex, there was some initial concern over the swelling of the thumb but they do expect the quarterback back this spring.

"The latest information that I have is that he is going to be out for part of the spring, but they do expect him to be back before the spring is over," Low said on The Roundtable. "So we'll see how that goes. I know he's getting it checked out today, it could change but that latest information I have is that he won't miss the entire spring."

Alabama returns to the practice field on Thursday, where Jalen Hurts will get all reps with the first team offense. He and Tagovailoa split snaps with the starters on Tuesday.

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