CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered neck and head accidents and was stretchered off the sector after being slapped to the bottom throughout Thursday’s sport towards the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Dolphins stated Tagovailoa was aware, transferring in all of his limbs and was taken to the College of Cincinnati Medical Middle for additional analysis.
With about six minutes left within the first half, Tagovaeloa was chased down by Josh Tupou and sacked. He was spun round and thrown to the turf. His palms have been frozen in entrance of his face as he sat on the bottom. He remained down for greater than seven minutes earlier than being loaded onto a backboard, immobilized and strapped to a stretcher after his face masks was eliminated.
Dolphins gamers gathered round as Tagovailoa was rolled off the sector and the gang chanted “Tua! Tua!”
Response got here swiftly from across the NFL. Main quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Broncos QB Russell Wilson instantly tweeted issues for Togoweloa’s well being.
“Praying for you,” Wilson wrote.
Tagovailoa, 24, was affected by again ache and was listed as questionable for a number of weeks main as much as the sport.
Tagovailoa briefly left Sunday’s 21-19 win over the Buffalo Payments after the group initially seemed to be distracted by what seemed to be a head harm after taking a tough hit from Payments linebacker Matt Milano late within the first half. He missed solely three snaps and returned after halftime, a choice that prompted a joint assessment by the NFL and the Nationwide Soccer League Gamers Affiliation into the choice to permit him to return to the sport.
The group and Tagovailoa stated after the sport that the quarterback suffered a again harm that prompted him to stumble awkwardly and fall after hitting the turf within the second quarter. The group stated Monday that Tagovailoa was not within the concussion protocol.
Miami initially stated it was a head harm, however Tagovailoa stated after the sport that he hit his again within the fall. He stated he “hyper-extended” his again by holding his leg underneath somebody in a quarterback look.
Earlier than leaving Thursday’s sport, Tagovailoa was 8 for 14 with 100 yards and an interception. He was changed within the sport by Teddy Bridgewater, who threw a landing go to Chase Edmonds with 15 seconds left within the half.
Tua’s sport, which received the nationwide championship in Alabama, was essential for the Dolphins, 3-0. He got here in second within the NFL with 925 passing yards.
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