Tua Tagovailoa ‘wasn’t the same guy’ after suffering concussion

Tua Tagovailoa was launched from the hospital and traveled again with the Dolphins to Miami after their 27-15 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night time.

That got here after the horrifying scene wherein Dolphins gamers gathered round their fallen quarterback, who lay on the Cincinnati turf after struggling a concussion.

“I noticed him lay down. I noticed that it appeared like he (had) some stress happening with the affect of the hit,” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel mentioned after the sport. “After which as soon as I bought out to the sector, I knew instantly that this was at the very least a concussion.

“I used to be apprehensive about these different issues on high of that. I used to be clearly very apprehensive about his head, however you understand you wished to ensure that all issues with relation to the backbone and again — you need to ensure that’s okay. Nevertheless it was very clear to me from the onset he, had, I didn’t actually know the diploma of — however I knew he had the concussion. He was asking for me and when he noticed me I might simply inform that it wasn’t the identical man that I’m used to seeing.”

Tua Tagovailoa get sacked by the Bengals' Josh Tupou on Sept. 28, 2022.
Tua Tagovailoa get sacked by the Bengals’ Josh Tupou on Sept. 28, 2022.
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Tua Tagovailoa gets looked at by doctors on the field.
Tua Tagovailoa will get checked out by medical doctors on the sector.
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McDaniel and the Dolphins are underneath shut scrutiny for letting Tagovailoa play within the sport. The third-year quarterback had suffered what gave the impression to be a head harm of their Week 3 sport towards the Payments 4 days prior. Tagovailoa appeared disoriented earlier than leaving the sport briefly in what the crew in the end deemed a again harm.

McDaniel insisted that Tagovailoa had handed concussion protocols forward of the Bengals matchup. The 24-year-old needed to be stretchered off the sector after taking one other enormous blow to the top when he was sacked by Cincinnati defensive lineman Josh Tupou.

“It was a scary second,” McDaniel mentioned about Tagovailoa’s harm Thursday night time. “He was evaluated for a concussion and he’s within the concussion protocol … That was an emotional second that isn’t a part of the deal that anybody indicators up for, although you understand it’s a risk in soccer to have one thing that it’s a must to be taken off on a stretcher.

“All of his teammates, myself, we’re all very involved. The perfect information we may give is that all the pieces is checked out that he didn’t have something extra critical than a concussion. He’ll be flying again with us right here on a airplane.”

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel during his team's loss to the Bengals on Oct. 29, 2022.
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel throughout his crew’s loss to the Bengals on Oct. 29, 2022.
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Teddy Bridgewater changed Tagovailoa and accomplished 14-of-23 passes for 193 yards and a landing. Nevertheless, he threw a vital fourth quarter interception with the Dolphins driving and trailing 20-15. Miami ended up dropping, 27-15.

There may be at the moment no timetable for Tagovailoa’s return.

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