Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa change into taken by ambulance to a Cincinnati-space effectively being facility after sustaining head and neck accidents during his team’s 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday evening.
He change into later discharged from the effectively being facility on Thursday and flew home with the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning.
Following the game, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel acknowledged Tagovailoa suffered a concussion and nothing “more serious.”
Tagovailoa, who change into ruled out of the game, change into acutely aware during and had corpulent circulation in his extremities. He’s in concussion protocol, per McDaniel.
“That change into an emotional 2nd, that is now now not section of the deal that any individual indicators up for, even supposing you realize or now now not it is a possibility in soccer to dangle one thing that you just would possibly want to gather taken off on a stretcher,” McDaniel acknowledged. “All of his teammates and myself, we were all very concerned, so the most sensible files that we could maybe well maybe gather is that every little thing’s checked out, that he did now not dangle the leisure more serious than a concussion, and can dangle to be flying lend a hand with us right here on the plane.”
The quarterback’s injure took place in the 2nd quarter when he change into sacked by Cincinnati defensive sort out Josh Tupou with around six minutes left in the main half, and change into slung down to the turf, showing to hit the lend a hand of his head. In a upsetting explore, Tagovailoa change into on the bottom along with his fingers outstretched, contorting his fingers, considerably like a boxer or fighter after a knockout in what is customarily called a fencing response.
Tagovailoa stayed on the bottom for just a few minutes while trainers attended to him sooner than a stretcher change into introduced out to take him off the field. He change into then taken by ambulance to the College of Cincinnati Clinical Heart.
The injure to Tagovailoa comes right four days eradicated from him quickly exiting the Dolphins’ obtain over the Buffalo Funds on Sunday. Tagovailoa left Sunday’s game with what change into originally introduced by the team as a head injure. The QB returned to starting up the 2nd half of the game and done out the obtain. Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel acknowledged in the aftermath of the game that Tagovailoa had injured his lend a hand in the main half and the injure change into exacerbated by the hit he sustained from Funds linebacker Matt Milano.
The NFL Gamers Association subsequently planned to analysis if upright concussion protocol change into adopted. The NFL on Wednesday confirmed a overview change into ongoing, but every indication change into that upright protocol had been adopted. The NFLPA launched a commentary Thursday evening stating its investigation is ongoing and that its “order tonight is for Tua and we hope for a corpulent and lickety-split restoration.”
McDaniel emphasised Thursday that an self sustaining specialist evaluated Tagovailoa Sunday and he did nothing to “fudge” with protocol being adopted.
“That is the reason the NFL has these protocols, and there is now now not like every single NFL game that is performed,” he acknowledged. “There is an self sustaining specialist that specializes in forte mind matter, so for me, so long as I’m instructing right here, I’m now now not going to fudge that entire grief. If there could be any invent of inclination that any individual has a concussion, they scamper into concussion protocol; or now now not it is very strict. Folks develop now now not vary or stray; we develop now now not mess with that, we by no technique dangle so long as I have been head coach, so it’d by no technique be a subject that you just guys dangle to fear about.”
Leading into Thursday’s game, Tagovailoa change into questionable to play because of lend a hand and ankle soreness, but made the starting up. McDaniel does now now not keep in mind Tagovailoa’s accidents sustained Sunday had a straight connection to Thursday’s circumstance. Moreover, he underscored that he would by no technique build the of a game as a precedence over the effectively-being of a participant.
“I develop now now not specialise in that an injure from final week made him fall the identical technique this week, but yeah, I enact now now not dangle any, like fully zero persistence for, or will ever build a participant in jam for them to be in injure’s technique,” McDaniel acknowledged. “That is now now not what I’m about at all, and no of a game would ever affect me being responsible because the head coach of a soccer team.”
Tagovailoa change into 8-of-14 for 110 yards, no touchdowns and an interception previous to his exit Thursday. Teddy Bridgewater took over at quarterback for the Dolphins.
The 24-twelve months-extinct Tagovailoa, the 2020 NFL Draft’s fifth-overall take, is in his third season with Miami.