Hawaii's Tua Tagovailoa returns to the practice field after injury

Hawaii's Tua Tagovailoa returns to the practice field after injury
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ALABAMA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tua Tagovailoa back on the practice field after briefly being sidelined by an injury.

Just two days after he injured his thumb on his throwing hand, Tagovailoa was back at practice Thursday.

A source close to the family confirmed the Alabama quarterback had surgery for the injury that happened at Alabama's first 2018 spring practice session.

The 20 year-old from Ewa Beach was spotted wearing a glove and wrap on his left hand.

He reportedly worked on footwork and snaps, but held off on throwing the football.

Tagovailoa, who will be a sophomore during the upcoming football season, entered the spring in a quarterback competition with incumbent starter Jalen Hurts, a junior. Tagovailoa led Alabama to a second-half comeback in the NCAA National Championship against Georgia after Hurts was benched by Saban at halftime.

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