Tua predicts his ankle will be ‘100 percent’ for game

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is helped by medical staff during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia, in Atlanta. Tagovailoa is optimistic that he will be fully recovered from ankle surgery and ready to play in the Orange Bowl. The Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up said his left ankle will be just fine for the College Football Playoff semifinal game with Oklahoma on Dec. 29. “I'll probably be at 100 percent by the time the game comes,” Tagovailoa said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. “That's my prediction. Definitely.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa is optimistic that he will be fully recovered from ankle surgery and ready to play in the Orange Bowl.