Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Reportedly Leave The Game Due To Head and Neck Injuries
Tua Tagovailoa, the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, suffered another scary-looking injury for the second time in five days. His trip to the hospital this time involved a stretcher.
Tagovailoa attempted a backward pass in the second quarter of Miami’s 27-15 loss against the Bengals, but defensive tackle Josh Tupou sacked him. Tupou threw Tagovailoa to the ground, where he landed heavily. Tagovailoa stayed put, and footage from Amazon Prime Video showed his fingers locked in a fencing stance.
Tagovailoa slammed his left elbow, back, and helmet to the ground. For several minutes, he remained on the ground, despite the concerns of the opposing team’s players. He was placed on a stretcher, and the stretcher was used to immobilize him before he was hauled away.
Tua was sacked on what should have been a simple play in the second quarter, and his hands started to clench, which suggested he had suffered serious brain damage.
The medical staff on the scene recognized the severity of the situation and quickly dispatched a stretcher to remove the Dolphin’s quarterback from the field. Many people think that his injuries from last week may have had something to do with what happened today, so the Miami team is sure to get what they deserve.
The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, located around 5 miles from Paycor Stadium, was where Tua was rushed after the incident. It just so happens that Ryan Shazier, a linebacker for the Steelers, was treated here in 2017 after sustaining a career-ending injury. Shazier posted on Twitter that he hopes Tua gets well soon.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) September 30, 2022
Positive Updates On Tua’s Recovery – Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins announced on Twitter that Tua is conscious and has “full movement of his extremities”.The further excellent news is that he has been released and will return with his squad tonight, as reported by TNF on Amazon Prime.
Tua Tagovailoa has been taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. He is conscious and has movement in all his extremities.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 30, 2022
Former NFL quarterback turned NFL analyst Ryan Fitzpatrick admitted he was struggling in his new role after the injury of a former teammate: “I have to be honest, this is really hard right now. When you’re a player, you have to keep playing. It’s really hard for me to be here right now.”
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 for tua. May god be with you and hopefully okay. The staff in UC hospital do a great job with care. Your in great hands. #DolphinsvsBengals
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) September 30, 2022
The Dolphins’ head coach commented on Tua’s injury: “If there’s any inclination that someone has a concussion, they go into the protocol. As long as I’m head coach, this will never be an issue you have to worry about”.
Mike McDaniel explains why Tua was cleared to play. Says he got all checkups, including independent doctor clearing. They didn’t misreport injury.
“We don’t mess with that. Never have. As long as I’m the head coach that’ll never be an issue you guys will have to worry about.” pic.twitter.com/TjTcIPWLFF
— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 30, 2022