Tua Tagovailoa: Back injury impacts all aspects of playing quarterback

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s availability is a big question mark for Thursday night’s game against the Bengals and he told reporters on Tuesday that he’s doing everything he can to get “as close to 100 percent as possible” ahead of the game.

Tagovailoa is dealing with back and ankle injuries after Sunday’s win over the Bills, but he said at his press conference that the back is the major concern. He called the ankle “after the game soreness” while his back injury has a serious impact on his ability to run the offense.

“I would say everything. Having to twist to hand the ball off, having to toss the ball, having to throw the ball. Every aspect of it,” Tagovailoa said when asked how the injury affects him on the field.

Tagovailoa said that he had not thrown on Tuesday, but that he would do so before the team’s walkthrough later in the day. Head coach Mike McDaniel called Tagovailoa questionable earlier in the day and that sounds likely to be his injury designation on Wednesday if all goes well with his throwing session.

36 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa: Back injury impacts all aspects of playing quarterback

  1. Guy falls down twice on his own. Two lineman grab him before he goes limp and falls again. While he’s standing limp in the guy’s arms he’s grabbing his head and wincing in pain.

    He’s not grabbing his back, his legs aren’t weakened from a shooting pain; his brain has told his body it’s time to sleep.

  2. I’ve never heard a qb complain so much, what happened to the stoic leader who would say ill be fine it isn’t a big deal. These kids today are soft, I’m not a Jamis Winston fan but look at the difference etween. The 2 of their press conferences, Jamis has like 4 cracked vertebrae and is like I’m ok I’ll be fine to play and Tua is like I’m sore and it it hurts a little to hand the ball off, wow. If this was last yr and Tua fighting for his Startin position I think he would be signing a different tune but now after 3 games he thinks he’s the man and can complain about being sore. Another reason I want to get rid of him no toughness at all

  3. Can the little dude get through three games without getting hurt. Throws a nice 7 on 7 ball if he is perfectly protected, but if you hit him something breaks. Tua Glass

  4. 60ftlesbianoctopus says:
    September 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm
    Guy falls down twice on his own. Two lineman grab him before he goes limp and falls again. While he’s standing limp in the guy’s arms he’s grabbing his head and wincing in pain.

    He’s not grabbing his back, his legs aren’t weakened from a shooting pain; his brain has told his body it’s time to sleep.

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    That’s an exaggerated way for saying he was slammed to the ground, got up to run back to the huddle and his legs gave out. He only fell once after he got up and then was helped to the locker room to be evaluated at halftime.

  5. A back injury impacts putting on your shoes, so yea it’s gonna make playing football a little difficult…I MEAN

  6. A lot of whiners on here still waiting to hate on Tua, relax and have a cold one, enjoy for what it is. Just because you’re a couch potato doesn’t mean you have to hate on Tua.

  7. This organizational wide plan to cheat is obnoxious. Lying to the public and cheating in front of the league is unacceptable.

    Where’s Goodell’s Article 46?

  8. I can’t wait to see more of Theodore Bridge Too Far. He was swell in his relief from the Concussed Tua. Back injury my foot.

  9. If it was the Miami management saying it was Tua’s back, I would have doubts. However, I don’t believe Tua is a liar, so I will accept that it was his back and not his head.

  10. I’ve had spinal fusion from a sports injury a back injury can and will cause you to be wobbly the nerves spike and its similar to being punch drunk. I’ve also had co cushions. They can seem very similar to your lower extremities. Unless you’ve lived it maybe pipe down experts

  11. Please have your medical advisors contact Jamis Winston and Dennis Allen. Maybe they can help get Winston benched, which needs to be done but Dennis Allen refuses to do.

  12. stilladolphinfan says:
    September 27, 2022 at 2:41 pm
    I’ve never heard a qb complain so much, what happened to the stoic leader who would say ill be fine it isn’t a big deal. These kids today are soft, I’m not a Jamis Winston fan but look at the difference etween. The 2 of their press conferences, Jamis has like 4 cracked vertebrae and is like I’m ok I’ll be fine to play and Tua is like I’m sore and it it hurts a little to hand the ball off, wow. If this was last yr and Tua fighting for his Startin position I think he would be signing a different tune but now after 3 games he thinks he’s the man and can complain about being sore. Another reason I want to get rid of him no toughness at all

    Tua doesn’t appear to be soft to me. After all, we just watched him finish a game with a concussion.

  13. Tua got a second opinion on his back. He consulted well-known Dr. Jerruh out of Dallas and Jerruh concurs it was his back.

  14. No hating on Tua here — most every NFL player, when given the choice, would play through a concussion regardless of the consequences. The thing is that is just not safe or in the best interest of the player. The NFL needs its players, coaches, refs, medical personnel and management to acknowledge that fact and worry more about player safety than covering their collective posteriors.

  15. We all saw his head bounce off of the ground. We saw him wobble and stagger to the point where 2 team mates had to guide him toward the locker room. Sure looked like a concussion. It was scary to watch.

  16. So Mr integrity Tua is a LIAR AND A HYPOCRITE. Everyone in the entire world who either was watching the game or saw the replay of the highlight knows Tau and McDaniel are a couple of liars. Dolphins should be fined BIGTIME and lose some picks, if they don’t, other teams will start doing this as well and then we’re back to square one with concussions. I mean they made new helmets for concussions and you have these guys blatantly breaking the protocol rules. Total JOKE!

  17. All of the tua haters commenting about him having a concussion and whining about him being soft must have hated him coming back into the game.

  18. Anyone that has had a back injury know exactly what tua is talking about. When I hurt mine about 6 months ago, it felt like someone shot me and it was painful to even walk.

  19. So what happened to Bridgewater taking Tua’s job?

    When Teddy signed, he seemed to believe that he could supplant Tua. He can’t. Tua can make the throws Teddy is afraid to attempt.

  20. touchback6 says:
    September 27, 2022 at 3:10 pm
    This organizational wide plan to cheat is obnoxious. Lying to the public and cheating in front of the league is unacceptable.

    Where’s Goodell’s Article 46?

    ————

    You went from wanting him to play because he sucked, to not wanting him to play real fast huh.

  21. If you saw the video of him when he almost fell down and needed one of his linemen to hold him up, then you know something was wrong. Whether it’s his back or whatever else, it’s not surprising that he may not play on Thursday. Give the guy a break, he’s finally delivering on the promise. He hasn’t even missed a game yet, so let’s see how it plays out before piling on the guy.

  22. This organizational wide plan to cheat is obnoxious.
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    This article isn’t about the Patriots.

  23. He threw what, two TD’s and rallied the team to beat the Bills after the concussion?

    If that’s true they should smack him in the head with a Louisville Slugger 5 minutes before the 4th quarter of every game. Maybe twice for playoff games.

  24. I love how the haters bend the narrative to fit their argument. First Tua was a bust, now he’s “average at best”. Now people don’t want him playing because he leads the league in QBR and is 3-0. I personally love it. We’re finally seeing articles written about Miami (even though it’s hate). Love the envy people. Keep it coming!

  25. Tua can win MVP and there will still be haters saying he is a bust. Do us Miami fans a favor and stick to your own team ans don’t worry about what Miami is doing.
    Afterall, you all said Miami would get swept by the Bills and the Patriots. How’s that working out for you so far?fat??
    For the ones that called him a bust you sure are not happy about him being on the field and and able to play. Are you actually admitting you were wrong about him being a bust or just simply that unhappy that Miami beat 3 teams that were all supposed to go deep into the playoffs this season with one of them already crowned Super Bowl winners this off-season.

  26. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong about him he is a good quarterback but all these people calling him soft that’s ridiculous the dude got slammed into the ground his head bounced off like it was on a trampoline and then he could barely walk for a good 30 seconds. Then he still came back to the game and beat one of the best teams in the league

  27. Go rewatch the goal line QB sneak he got folded up on. And watching that play, don’t tell me the BUF linebackers weren’t trying to hurt him. He was torqued. And he didn’t jump up from it.

    But hey BUF line backers have had that habit (Alonso) going on for years.

    Told yall he would show up on the injury list with a bad back. Add he still isn’t in the concussion protocol with the Union, league, media and opposing fans via social media watching and LOOKING for wrong doing.

    As Rex Ryan said, “he won his TEAM/LOCKER ROOM” when he came back.

    I do believe he will be out against CINCI. And Teddy is terrible. So I’m hoping for a Skylar Thompson appearance.

  28. People complaining about anyone who questions Tua. Does not make someone a hater for pointing out simple facts. He is made of glass, gets hurt every year and probably will continue to be injured regularly. I said on Phinsider he would be missing games by week 5 and he will.

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