Tua Tagovailoa Injury Update: QB's Voluntary Medical Check Returns 'Overwhelmingly Positive' Results Ahead of NFL Draft

Tua Tagovailoa underwent another medical check on Thursday, which delivered "overwhelmingly positive" results as the former Alabama quarterback sought to prove his fitness ahead of the NFL draft in three weeks.

Speaking to NFL Network and ESPN, the Tagovailoa's representatives indicated he had voluntarily decided to take part in the medical test, which was carried out by an independent doctor selected by the physicians and trainers of the 32 NFL franchises.

The result of the medical examination were sent to every team, as the quarterback looks to allay fears about his physical condition.

On Wednesday, the 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up shared on his social media video of him going through passing drills, before telling ESPN's SportsCenter that he was 100 percent fully fit.

"I feel like if I had to go out there and perform the same way I did my sophomore year and my junior year, being 100 percent healthy, I feel like I'd be able to go out there and do that," he said.

Tagovailoa suffered a posterior wall fracture and dislocated his hip against Mississippi State on November 16 last year and did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February.

Aside from the hip injury that curtailed his season, the Hawaii native suffered a high sprain on his right ankle in Week 6 against Tennessee and underwent "tightrope" surgery to address the injury.

The ankle injury came less than a year after Tagoivaloa had undergone a similar procedure on his left ankle to repair a high sprain he had suffered in the SEC Championship game against Georgia on December 1, 2018.

Despite the emergence of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young, Tagovailoa remained a consensus top-five name before his injury.

While the picture changed rapidly in the aftermath of his injury, Tagovailoa's swift recovery appeared to have quelled fears among NFL teams. While he did not work out at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in February, at the beginning of last month mock drafts by Bleacher Report, The Draft Network, Tankathon, NBC, and Draft Site all had Tagovailoa going to the Miami Dolphins with the No. 5 overall pick

Doubts, however, appears to have crept back into the minds of some teams ahead of the NFL Draft on April 19.

On Thursday, former Dolphins and New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told ESPN's First Take that it would be "irresponsible" for any team to use a top-10 pick on the Hawaii native, given the lingering doubts over his fitness.

A day earlier, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller said "multiple teams" were considering picking Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert ahead of Tagovailoa.

Alabama coach Nick Saban, however, insisted the fitness of his former player was far from a concern and that his rehab had gone as planned.

"I'm not a doctor, and I can't comment on where Tua is and what he's doing, but we've tried to continue to do everything we can from a rehab standpoint," Saban was quoted as saying by AL.com. "I think his agents and his representation now are kind of determining what the factors are.

"I can't really comment on where Tua is. We think his rehab has gone extremely well, we think he's able to do things on a schedule relative to the way we all thought he would be able to do them and he's very positive and upbeat with where he is right now."

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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama looks on during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joe Robbins/Getty