A day after Tua Tagovailoa underwent a procedure to repair the high ankle sprain he sustained against Tennessee, Nick Saban provided an update on his recovery time.

“The surgery was successful,” Saban said in a press conference. “There’s no real timetable for his return, but the expectation is he will be non-weight bearing for several days and then he’ll be able to come back as his rehab allows him. We’re hopeful that in a 10 day period, he’ll be back being able to do pretty active type rehab and we’ll see how it goes from there. These things are pretty unpredictable at this point.”

Despite the injury being significant, Alabama remains optimistic about Tagovailoa’s return. Last season, Tagovailoa suffered the same injury in his other ankle and it sidelined him four weeks. He has three weeks before Alabama plays LSU.

Mac Jones will start at quarterback for Alabama against Arkansas on Saturday.

Jones finished 6-of-11 for 72 yards against Tennessee.

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