Report: Tua Tagovailoa’s father reveals Alabama QB suffered broken index finger on throwing hand

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is dealing with more than just a thumb injury on his injury left hand.

The talented left-handed quarterback’s father revealed Tagovailoa also suffered a broken index finger during spring practice drills, according to a report television station KHOA2 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

His father, Galu Tagovailoa, told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello that his son suffered a broken index finger to his throwing hand in a “freak accident” Tuesday.

Tagovailoa’s hand hit a teammate during a drill and he was taken to the hospital straight from the practice field. He underwent surgery to his left hand that evening, which was successful, his father said.

This report shed new light on the injury to the sophomore vying for the starting quarterback job at Alabama. When Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban addressed the injury on Tuesday, he referred to the injury as pertaining to Tagovailoa’s left thumb.’s Matt Zenitz reported Wednesday that the injury was believed to be a sprained thumb.

Given the reported nature of the incident, it is likely that Tagovailoa sustained injury to both his thumb and index finger on the same sequence, though we do not know that for sure.

SEC Country’s Marq Burnett reported that Tagovailoa returned to Alabama practice on Thursday, but was not a full participant.

“Two days after suffering a hand injury, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa [hand] was on the practice field,” Burnett wrote in a Thursday spring practice report. “Tagovailoa participated in some footwork drills, but was not able to throw with his left hand. He was sporting a heavy wrap and a glove on the hand. He spent time working with head athletic trainer Jeff Allen as well.”

Burnett reported that Mac Jones took snaps alongside 2017 starter Jalen Hurts with Tagovailoa unable to participate.

The Hawaiian quarterback provided a positive report to his father following the procedure completed on his hand earlier in the week.

“I asked how his hand was, and he said God is good and that the Holy Spirit is healing his hand,” Galu Tagovailoa told the Hawaiian television station.

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