Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa got off to a sizzling start in the Crimson Tide’s 39-10 win over Missouri on Saturday night, completing 12-of-22 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.

But in the third quarter, Tagovailoa took off running on a 3rd-and-10 play, and injured himself while sliding for a first down.

It’s been known that Tagovailoa had been dealing with a right knee sprain, and it appears he reinjured the knee on this play. The sophomore spent a few minutes in the medical tent before emerging with a new brace on the knee.

Tagovailoa was replaced at quarterback by Jalen Hurts, and was ruled “questionable” to return. But with the game out of hand, there was no reason for the Crimson Tide to risk anything with Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa entered play on Saturday night as the overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorite, and his performance on Saturday night certainly did nothing to hurt those chances.

Now, if his knee injury forces him to miss some time, obviously those Heisman odds will go down, as will Alabama’s national title chances. Tagovailoa’s incredible numbers this season 21 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.

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