Report: Tua Tagovailoa’s medical check “looked great”

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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Monday that he expects to be fully cleared to return from his hip injury on March 9 and nothing from his medical check at the Scouting Combine appears to contradict that belief.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the examinations showed that everything “looked good” with the hip that he dislocated and fractured during the 2019 season. Per the report, Tagovailoa’s MRIs were clean, the fracture has healed and blood flow in the hip is good.

Once Tagovailoa is cleared, he’s expected to hold a workout for teams to show that his on-field abilities haven’t been affected by his time on the sideline. He said Monday that he’s been “throwing a good amount” already and all of his activities should continue to progress as he gets closer to the draft.

Tagovailoa’s injury history will likely continue to be a discussion topic among teams considering the quarterback, but it seems unlikely he’ll be falling too far down the draft board if all continues to unfold as the quarterback suggested on Monday.

5 responses to “Report: Tua Tagovailoa’s medical check “looked great”

  1. I am sure he is a great kid BUT I am not trusting my QB position to someone coming out of college with a preexisting hip problem. It will never be as good as it was.

  2. Dennis Pitta’s hip checked out great too. Tua was better off breaking the hip, not dislocating it. It seems like Tua is ready to sacrifice his hip for one years worth of salary.

  3. He has a slight limp still and hes suppose to be cleared in two weeks? I’m not buying it.

    If I were him, I’d just rest on my resume to this point, along with the medical progress reports and interviews. If you fall to the back end of the 1st, is that so bad? Going to a better team, that might even be able to sit him and give his body extra time to strengthen is better for his longevity.

  4. Bad idea to do workouts. By doing nothing, he’s a surefire Top 5 pick, possibly #3, and without injury he’s still going to be picked second after Burrow. Why risk his workout looking anything less than stellar only a couple months after the injury? Why?? there’s no reason to risk this, his draft position is already locked.

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