Kirk Herbstreit took time out to give his opinion on LSU playing Alabama on Nov 9th this week.
"After this week, it’s the bye week,” Herbstreit said. “He’s so talented he can take mental reps in that bye week and study LSU and really get tuned in. You hope to get a day or two of practice out of him the week leading into the game. Here’s the concern, though. You’re going to throw him out, potentially, in what I think is going to be a shootout. I don’t think Bama will stop Joe Burrow. I just don’t. I think LSU, if Tua is healthy, has a hard time stopping Tua and that offense. So, the game means you need Tua healthy. If he gets dinged or he has to scramble, you just hold your breath every time he’s in some kind of contact. It’s one thing to rest after a high-ankle sprain and that procedure, give it two-and-a-half or three weeks, and then you go out. You truly have not tested it until you get on the field that night."
With a bye week following this Saturday’s game, it is believed that Tua should be able to play against the Tigers on Nov. 9.