Tua Tagovailoa at hospital being treated for head and neck injuries

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The Bengals lead the Dolphins 14-12 at halftime of Thursday Night Football, but the game seems meaningless after Tua Tagovailoa‘s scary injury.

The Dolphins quarterback was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with head and neck injuries. The team reports that Tagovailoa was conscious as he left the field and has movement in all his extremities.

Tagovailoa was sacked for a 10-yard loss by Josh Tupou with 5:57 remaining in the first half. The back of his helmet bounced off the turf.

He was placed on a stabilizing board before being loaded onto a stretcher.

Tagovailoa appeared to have a concussion at the end of the first half last week, leaving briefly, but he was cleared to return. He was questionable to play Thursday night with back and ankle injuries.

The league, at the request of the NFL Players Association, is reviewing the decision to allow Tagovailoa to re-enter the game last week. An NFL official provided an update Wednesday, saying “every indication” thus far is that concussion protocol was followed.

56 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa at hospital being treated for head and neck injuries

  1. I’m in the stands right now that man should never have been playing today. Hopefully he’s okay cuz that was sickening

  2. Another back injury…
    McDaniel isn’t kidding anyone, and he’s putting Tua’s life in danger.

  3. Hope he is okay. But McDaniels and the dolphins medical staff have no idea of the storm now heading their way after the “back” incident on Sunday

  4. When you see that, it makes you wonder if he’ll keep playing. Brings back the memories of Luke Kuechly….accept even worse.

  5. Glad to hear he’s got movement in his extremities. Players getting their bells rung is one thing, getting knocked unconscious is another. He’s playing the best ball of his career and this is how it ends up. It’s a shame. Prayers to him and his family.

  6. “just a back issue” Miami and their staff deserve everything heading their way. Was definitely a concussion on Sunday and 4 days later he’s taking blows to the head. Prayers for this man it’s nothing serious.

  7. They were so hell bent on beating Buffalo. I think they, as well as the league, failed concussion protocol but there’s no getting past this one.

  8. They announced at halftime on TNF that he had movement of all his extremities. The concussion ramifications are a whole other issue. That might takes weeks for him to recover from. They are going to be extra cautious. I would say he will be gone two games at the very minimum. The Dolphins and the League are not going to take any chances this time. It doesn’t matter if Tua wants to play.

  9. Congratulations, imbeciles. He was concussed last week and you let him play. The Dr. Should be in big trouble. As I said last week, Kevorkian was a Dr. Too. This is a mess. Dolfins learning how to scam the system like the Pats.

  10. The NFLPA has independant doctors for concussion evaluation. The dolphins are not responsible for letting him play if there was a concussion concern.

  11. Oh and on the independent medical evaluator. He was told it was a back injury and had to follow what the team said so had limited scope on the concussion front. In rugby if a player falls like tua did then the team has no say if the observing doctor say it’s a concussion

  12. How can the NFL ever talk about player safety with a straight face as long as they’re making teams play on Thursday nights after a Sunday afternoon game?

  13. NFLPA going to war with NFL and the Dolphins over this once.

    I hope Tua’s going to be OK, but even if he SEEMS ok, I have to believe he’s not coming to come out of this the same.

  14. He’s at one of the best trauma centers in the country, the same place Ryan shazier went after his terrible injury.

  15. Scary thing is if he was fully healthy it would’ve still knocked him out. 2 concussions in 5 days. Heres hoping the young man has a career after this.

  16. The fans were up in arms about Tua going back in the game last week. All who condoned this situation should be ashamed.

  17. The entire Dolphins fan base claimed it was just a back injury last week and the other 31 teams saw a concussion. Dolphins gambled with Tua’s life sending him back out there tonight. His hands indicate a traumatic brain injury. The entire organization and the NFL are accountable.

    They gambled with a young man’s life when he said he could go back out there. The organization, the NFL and the medical staff are supposed to protect players; even from themselves.

  18. I know one thing for sure , EVERY NFL Defensive player is terrified to tackle Tom Brady that way. I don’t care if you paid that defense player a Billion dollars a year. I’m hopeful Tua is healthy and recovers from this injury very soon.

  19. The Bengals, their medical staff and even those previous PFT commenters that poo-pood Tua’s “back injury” should be embarrassed.

  20. Amazon on Thursday Night is important to the NFL, and to not have Tua play in this game…. I’m very suspicious….

  21. He shouldn’t have been playing, doctors should side we caution. He looked like a puppet last week with teammates holding him up, this week a worse look. I hope dude gets well and wish him best but NFL, Miami and doctors involved look really bad.

  22. Whatever happens hope the man is alright, that looked really scary. Football is great, but life is far more important than a game.

  23. mackcarrington says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:09 pm
    How can the NFL ever talk about player safety with a straight face as long as they’re making teams play on Thursday nights after a Sunday afternoon game?

    Because that had anything to do with it…

  24. Remember folks – the NFL is Very Serious About Player Safety. Y’all just saw how Very Serious they are about it.

    Disgraceful.

  25. This reminds me of the Sidney Crosby concussion situation. The Penguins rushed him back too early and he suffered a second head injury and missed almost 2 years if l recall.

  26. So happy all the internet neurologists with all their education and training are here to comment on football injuries.

  27. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Ross overruled the doctor last week. This is a dude that openly cheated so nothing would surprise me. And no one believes he’s sitting at home not involved with the team. Praying for Tua.

  28. You EXPERTS do know it was nfl doctors that cleared him NOT Dolphin team physicians. Please GET A CLUE BEFORE COMMENTING.

  29. He has had that concussion for a week. That was a lie about his back and ankle, they just picked something that hurt and pointed to that. But everyone that saw the injury knew they were looking at a head injury and disorientation (bell rung) and not a back or ankle. They lied because the value his game contributions higher than his long term health. They can shade the media and the league to pretend he didn’t have a concussion. But they could not shade the next time he took a good hit when already concussed.

  30. BAMMER says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:02 pm
    You EXPERTS do know it was nfl doctors that cleared him NOT Dolphin team physicians. Please GET A CLUE BEFORE COMMENTING.

    ——————-

    We do have that clue. We also fully understand that we just watched an obviously concussed player be allowed back in the game last week, and sent out to play again four days later, and here is the result.

  31. Tony says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:36 pm
    So happy all the internet neurologists with all their education and training are here to comment on football injuries.

    ————————

    IKR? They are the ones getting it right too.

  32. Every other sport seems to take concussions way more seriously. Crosby missed a full season. Dale Jr. missed months and retired. Baseball and football seem to be stuck in the stone age with regards to how they treat players with head injuries. Shameful with what we know now and dinosaurs still thinking “just got his bell ring! Get him some smelling salts and send him back out there!”

  33. Smart QBs like Brady never let their heads slam the turf. It’s key to their longevity. This guy Tua lets it happen on a weekly basis. He needs to learn the art of taking a hit or being tackled or his career will be very short. See David Carr.

  34. If I were Tua’s Mum, I would be beating a path to McDaniels’ door asking why he was cleared to carry on Sunday and playing again last night. Tua’s under tremendous pressure to perform this year, and needed to be saved from himself. He should be placed on IR to be properly evaluated and cleared before playing. No reason to rush him back. None at all.

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