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Tua Tagovailoa gets another positive health update

Tua’s hip injury might not damage his draft stock as badly as we thought.

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Joe Burrow is close to being a lock for the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but his competition just heard some good news.

Tua Tagovailoa, who some think is a better football player than Burrow, got some good feedback after a scheduled doctor’s visit.

“He had his three-month CT scan, a big-time bench mark to recovery, from that dislocated hip and more,” NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported. “Here’s what I am told: the fracture on the wall of his hip has healed. That’s very good news. His hip is looking as good as possible regarding range of motion. Still about a month or so away from football activities.”

Before his injury, Tagovailoa was on pace to put up numbers similar to Burrow. He may have even been ahead of Burrow on many draft boards if not for the injury.

Tagovailoa will fall a few spots in the draft due to injury, but he will probably not fall out of the top 10. After the update, his injury might not appear as frightful to NFL teams. He will be back to football activities in time to report for minicamp, and is expected to be back to 100% well before the season starts.