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Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off with head injury

Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off with head injury.

Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off with head injury.

Tua Tagovailoa, the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, was stretchered off the field on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering neck and head injuries.

According to the Dolphins, Tagovailoa was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for additional testing while aware and moving all of his extremities. Tagovailoa was anticipated to be discharged from the hospital and travel home with the squad, according to the Dolphins, who lost to the Bengals by a score of 27–15.

With about six minutes remaining in the first half, 6-foot-3, 340-pound Josh Tupou pursued down Tagovailoa and sacked him. He was hurled to the ground after being twirled around. His hands froze in front of his face as he lay on the ground. He remained down for more than seven minutes before being loaded on a backboard, stabilized, and strapped to a stretcher after his facemask was removed.

As Tagovailoa was carried off the field, Dolphins teammates gathered nearby as the fans screamed "Tua! Tua!"

Mike McDaniel, the head coach of Miami, said that after Tagovailoa fell, he called for him.

McDaniel remarked, "I could tell it wasn't the same man that I was used to seeing. "It was a frightening time. He had a concussion evaluation. Despite being in the concussion protocol, he is being released.

"This is a sentimental time. It's not covered by the contract you agree to. His buddies and I were really worried, but once he was examined, we learned that it was only a concussion.

The Miami sideline remained silent while the starting quarterback was on the ground, according to Teddy Bridgewater, who took over for the injured Tagovailoa.

Complete quiet, Bridgewater remarked. "He belongs to us. It's only a football game at the end of the day, after all. You were able to see then how we felt about Tua. Our captain is him. He is our captain. The way the physicians handled the problem was excellent.

When Tagovailoa was injured, Bengals coach Zac Taylor expressed his feelings by saying: "It's a tough time. You detest witnessing that occur. It's a difficult time for everyone.

Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Bengals, hoped Tagovailoa would return quickly.

Burrow remarked, "When someone walks out like that, it's always terrifying. It's a risky game, and anything like that may occur at any time, but when it happens, it's always terrifying. We wish him a quick recovery. After some time, I'll text him to check on him.

Reaction spread quickly around the NFL. QBs Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs and Russell Wilson of the Broncos swiftly expressed their worry for Tagovailoa's welfare.

After taking a strong hit from Bills linebacker Matt Milano late in the first half, Tagovailoa temporarily exited Sunday's 21-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills, seeming to be disoriented and suffering from what the club initially reported as a head injury. He only missed three snaps and came back into the game after halftime, a decision that sparked a joint investigation by the NFL and National Football League Players Association into the circumstances surrounding his reinstatement.

The quarterback's awkward slip and fall after being pounded into the grass in the second quarter were caused by a back injury, according to the club and Tagovailoa after Sunday's game. Tagovailoa was not included in the concussion protocol, the organization said on Monday.

He said that after having his legs snagged beneath someone while attempting a quarterback sneak, he "hyper-extended" his back.

McDaniel stated on Thursday that he didn't believe his injuries from the previous week contributed to his tumble this week.

The NFLPA tweeted on Thursday in response to Tagovailoa's injury: "Player health and safety is at the center of the union's mission. Tua is our main concern right now, and we're hoping for a quick and complete recovery. We are still looking into the probable protocol breach.

Some others questioned the wisdom of using Tagovailoa so soon after the injuries he sustained on Sunday.

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