April 10, 2020

ESPN - Tua Tagovailoa will be healthy to take part in training camp, two of his doctors say


Thank you to ESPN's Stephania Bell for interviewing Dr. Lyle Cain to get his depth insight on Tua Tagovailoa's hip surgery recovery. The ESPN article published online April 9, 2020.


Written by Stephania Bell

The two orthopedic surgeons directly involved in Tua Tagovailoa's hip surgery and recovery indicated that the quarterback would be fully healthy to participate when NFL training camp begins.

Lyle Cain, the head team physician at the University of Alabama, and Chip Routt, a professor of orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston, agreed that Tagovailoa's progress to date -- both technically, in terms of his fracture repair, and functionally, based on his current activity -- would allow him to be cleared for all football activities.

"He's in a normal offseason training program just getting his body back in shape now," Cain said Thursday.

Tagovailoa, who is expected to be selected...

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