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Tua Tagovailoa Suffered High Ankle Sprain, Will Miss Next Game

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 19:  Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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A potential Heisman-winning campaign for Tua Tagovailoa has hit a screeching halt.

The Alabama quarterback, who has put up monster numbers this season for the nation's number-one team, will not be in the lineup for the Crimson Tide next Saturday against the conference rival Arkansas Razorbacks. In yesterday's game against Tennessee, Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain in his right foot on a tackle by Greg Emerson in the second quarter.

Before the injury, Tagovailoa was 11-for-12 passing for 155 yards in a quarter and a half. Unfortunately, that one missed completion was an interception that led to a Tennessee touchdown on the ensuing drive, but Alabama still won handily, 35-13. This season, he has thrown for 2,166 yards - sixth in the nation - and an impressive ratio of 27 touchdowns (third in the nation) to only two interceptions.

Next week, the Crimson Tide will turn to backup quarterback Mac Jones, who went 6-for-11 for 72 yards and one touchdown against the Vols in relief on Saturday.