Tua Tagovailoa’s physical therapist: “He’s doing miraculously well”

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Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is healing better than expected from the hip injury that ended his final season at Alabama.

That’s the word from Kevin Wilk, his Alabama-based physical therapist, who says Tagovailoa is approaching full strength on a shorter timeline than people with his injury usually do.

He’s doing miraculously well,” Wilk told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “The miraculous part is that he healed so well. The second part is, he’s been so well at getting his strength back, which usually takes a long time after something like this.”

Tagovailoa does about three and a half hours of work a day to strengthen the injured hip as well as both ankles, which he struggled to keep healthy at Alabama, as well as his throwing shoulder. Wilk and the Dolphins’ head trainer were in regular contact and Tagovailoa is doing everything expected of him and more.

“He’s laser focused. One of the most focused I’ve ever seen anybody, to be honest,” Wilk said.

Although injured players are declared ahead of schedule so often that it’s a red flag if a player is merely on schedule, Dolphins plans have to be pleased to hear that Tagovailoa seems to be trending toward being ready to go as a rookie.

28 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa’s physical therapist: “He’s doing miraculously well”

  1. After twenty years of futility and mediocrity, the fortunes of the Miami Dolphins have finally taken a turn for the better, and Tua Tagovailoa is one of the main reasons why.

  2. I love Tua as a player and as a person, by all accounts he is a great guy. But the bigger concern is not whether he has recovered from this particular hip injury, it is his overall injury track record. He has been injury prone in college — and they don’t hit any less hard in the NFL. Still, I hope for best as he is a terrific guy and an exciting player.

  3. Wait…around draft time wasn’t the popular take on him “oh, he’s fully cleared and why even bother worrying about his injury history ¯\_(ツ)_/¯?”

    And now we awaken to the news that his recovery has just now reached “miracle” status?

    I wouldn’t find this recent report reassuring at all were I a Dolphins fan.

  4. After twenty years of futility and mediocrity, the fortunes of the Miami Dolphins have finally taken a turn for the better, and Tua Tagovailoa is one of the main reasons why.

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    Yes and don’t leave out Flores and Grier. I looove these two running my team.

  5. Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is healing better than expected from the hip injury that ended his final season at Alabama.
    That’s the word from Kevin Wilk, his Alabama-based physical therapist, who says Tagovailoa is approaching full strength on a shorter timeline than people with his injury usually do.
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    [TEAM] rookie [NAME] is healing better than expected from the [TYPE] injury that ended his final season at [COLLEGE].
    That’s the word from [DOCTOR/FRIEND/RELATIVE/AGENT] who says [PLAYER] is approaching full strength on a shorter timeline than people with his injury usually do. [Include words like miraculous/unprecedented/never before seen, etc]

  6. greenanxiety says:
    June 14, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    Sure he is, he needs a contract…

    He did sign his contract about a month ago?

  7. This guy is made of glass. So glad he went before the Chargers picked so they could take Herbert.

  8. therealtrenches says:
    June 14, 2020 at 4:28 pm
    Wait…around draft time wasn’t the popular take on him “oh, he’s fully cleared and why even bother worrying about his injury history ¯\_(ツ)_/¯?”

    And now we awaken to the news that his recovery has just now reached “miracle” status?

    I wouldn’t find this recent report reassuring at all were I a Dolphins fan.

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    As a Phin fan, who frequents Fin fan sports boards, many are hoping he doesn’t see the field this year. And if he does play, it will be after midseason.

    I would rather Tua take a sit and watch rookie year while building up his body and learning the pro game. This report doesnt change that sentiment. Meaning, you have no idea who or what your talking about.

  9. I’m not worried about injuries with Tua, but I’m also not sold on him as an NFL QB. Not even a little bit.
    Just my opinion. Hope I’m wrong.

  10. Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s MIRACLE TUA!! (loud swishing noise of a flying human)

  11. dolphins170 says:
    June 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    After twenty years of futility and mediocrity, the fortunes of the Miami Dolphins have finally taken a turn for the better, and Tua Tagovailoa is one of the main reasons why.
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    Yes and don’t leave out Flores and Grier. I looove these two running my team.
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    Yes, you have to love letting Tannehill go and seeing him become a Pro Bowl player who led the league in passer rating. You also have to love the fact that they wasted a 2nd and 5th round picks on Rosen. Rosen tossed 1 TD and 5 INTs after a brief relief of Fitzpatrick. Enjoy another 5-11 season with Too on the bench. What happens when you find out Tua is the next A.J. McCarron or Greg McElroy?

  12. I mean what is he supposed to say?!
    Well tua will never have he same twitch in his hips. And I don’t think he can be effective going forward?
    It’s all hearsay

  13. Do the fins have an offensive line yet? I know they drafted some offensive lineman but that doesn’t mean you actually have an offensive line that can create time and space. Tua held onto the ball too long in college, it happened on the play that finished his season. With no oline I’m not sure what is going to happen to this kid.

  14. I’m 39 and been a fan all my life.. I’ll get truly excited once I see them win games.. I’ve been heartbroken tooo many times.

  15. Christopher Allan says:
    June 14, 2020 at 7:17 pm
    dolphins170 says:
    June 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    After twenty years of futility and mediocrity, the fortunes of the Miami Dolphins have finally taken a turn for the better, and Tua Tagovailoa is one of the main reasons why.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Yes and don’t leave out Flores and Grier. I looove these two running my team.
    _________________________________________________________________
    Yes, you have to love letting Tannehill go and seeing him become a Pro Bowl player who led the league in passer rating. You also have to love the fact that they wasted a 2nd and 5th round picks on Rosen. Rosen tossed 1 TD and 5 INTs after a brief relief of Fitzpatrick. Enjoy another 5-11 season with Too on the bench. What happens when you find out Tua is the next A.J. McCarron or Greg McElroy?

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    Here is what people will find out about Tannehill in Tennessee. He is consistently inconsistent. He needs everything else around him to be perfect. He needs to play with a lead. 3rd and Long is a challenge for him. And he has a issue of not leading his WRs, leading to less YAC. Oh and if your team falls behind by 10pts or more, catch a beer and bbq in the parking lot as you leave.

    Tennessee was built for last year. Take away a premier RT in Conklin, and that line will struggle with their zone scheme to their power side.

    I bet Tennessee goes 9-7, Tannehill will have his average output sticking to his career averages. He will not be a Pro Bowl player, as the 3 main QBs in the AFC this past year were not named Tannehill, he was like the 3rd alternate or something. (Mahomes,Jackson and Watson) were the top 3 vote getters.

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