And in the meantime, Jones stepped up in his first start and thoroughly impressed fans Saturday in Alabama's 48-7 win.
Saban says Tagovailoa won't play unless he can "perform to the best of his ability". Is it fair to say I don't know?
"I can tell you that his mentality has been really good in terms of how he's working, the things he's doing and how he's progressing in his attitude toward trying to get back on the field and trying to progress", Saban added.
The LSU Tigers are continuing to prep for the No. 1 versus No. 2 matchup against Alabama by blocking out the noise.
"That's always a good sign". The high ankle sprain is the same injury the 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up suffered in the Southeastern Conference championship game last season, just to the other ankle.
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Led by a team-leading six quarterback hurries from junior outside linebacker Terrell Lewis, the Crimson Tide defense repeatedly harassed Arkansas quarterback Nick Starkel before the Razorbacks went to redshirt freshman John Steven Jones midway through the second quarterback.
Saban says Forristall got hit in the throat in the Arkansas game and had surgery to fix an injury to his voice box.
Saban cited the 2014 surgery of former Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson, who injured his ankle in the Tennessee game that season and returned to the field against LSU two weeks later, as a prime example why he's confident Tagovailoa's surgery can be successful.
The sophomore has done pretty well in Tagovailoa's stead the past game-plus, passing for 472 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Backup tight end Major Tennison has 21 yards and a TD on three catches.