Star Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season after suffering a hip injury against Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon, according to a report from The Athletic.
The report said the former Heisman Trophy winner dislocated his right hip near the end of the first half in the Crimson Tide's 38-7 win vs. Mississippi State. Sources told ESPN medical officials are continuing to evaluate if his injury also includes a fracture.
An earlier report from ESPN's Adam Schefter says Tagovailoa was airlifted from Starkville, Mississippi, to Birmingham, Alabama.
A report from the Tuscaloosa News said Tagovailoa wasn't on a "life flight;" instead, he was air lifted because it's the fastest way to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham.
Saban said the injury is unrelated to high-ankle sprain Tagovailoa returned from in last week's loss to LSU.
The 21-year-old played well vs. LSU last week after injuring his right ankle against Tennessee. He had successful "tightrope surgery" intended to help speed up the healing process, the same procedure he had on his opposite ankle after an injury last season.