Alabama’s Tua Tagovolia appears to have suffered a significant injury in the first half while Alabama was up 35-7
Right before the half, Tua got drilled in the backfield from behind and began bleeding from his nose profusely.
Tua, who has had ankle issues all season and was a game-time decision before today’s game, could not put any weight on his leg and had to be carted off the field.
Nick Saban explained that he had kept Tua in to run the two-minute drill before the half for practice and had planned to take him out afterwards.
Before the injury, Tua appeared to talk Saban into leaving him in the game for one more series.
Update: Apparently Tua has a hip injury and was reportedly screaming in pain as he made his way off the cart.