It was a scary sight on Thursday as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to be taken off in a stretcher. The Miami Dolphins' star was visibly shaken up after hitting his head on the ground and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. The update on Friday morning comes with a big step in the right direction.
Tua Tagovailoa Injury Update
Insider Josina Anderson reported that Tagovailoa traveled back home with his teammates after all initial scans came back negative. Nothing is broken, but Tagovailoa did wear a neck brace on the plane and will undergo a MRI before the weekend arrives. The results here could've been much worse.
Head coach Mike McDaniel confirmed after Miami's 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals that Tua did suffer a concussion. However, there is no telling how long the 24-year-old will be sidelined at this point. Concrete details on his condition moving forward should be released in the coming days.
Tagovailoa's injury comes just days after he was forced to leave a game against the Buffalo Bills with a head issue. He reportedly cleared concussion protocols before returning to the game in the second half. The situation has sparked an investigation by the National Football League Players Association.
Players get their bell rung in football seemingly every week, but Tagovailoa was motionless on the ground for several minutes and his hands locked into place in the air. He is going to need some time to return to full health.
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