Report: Tua Tagovailoa will return next Sunday vs. the Steelers

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will soon be back in action.

Per multiple reports, Tua has been cleared to return to action next week, against the Steelers. The game will be played in prime-time, on NBC.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Tua received four outside opinions. He was unanimously cleared from the concussion protocol. All agreed that scans of his brain showed no signs of long-term impact.

Of course, Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy can’t be detected in brain scans, or through any test performed on a still-living patient. That’s the unknown aspect of the question of whether and to what extent Tua suffered lasting damage as a result of the concussion he suffered on September 29, and the one he may have suffered on September 25.

Regardless, there’s apparently no risk of second impact syndrome, if he suffers another concussion when he faces the Steelers in Week Seven.

Although he’s officially cleared to return now, the Dolphins will hold him out until next Sunday.

37 responses to “Report: Tua Tagovailoa will return next Sunday vs. the Steelers

  1. If he starts next sunday, he should have his head examined. Again. He’s a young man, he has his whole life in front of him.. the money is in the bank, why is he doing this? Dope.

  2. We’re past the point where the doctors have cleared him and it’s now all about the public perception.

    The team is already holding him out an extra week just to be safe. He knows the risks going forward, let him play if he wants to.

  3. He’ll start but one good whack to his head & they’ll pull him regardless of what the “observers” say for a checkup because ALL eyes are on him & the organization!

  4. I’m sure Tua Tagvailoa has had serious private discussions not only with brain/neuro specialists,but with his family on whether he should continue playing. Tua is a reasonable and rational person and along with Andrew Luck may decide it’s not work it health wise and walk away from the game in his prime. I don’t think anyone would fault him.

  5. It’s SKYLAR SZN. Enjoy the bench Tua. Skylar Thompson is beating the Vikings and seizing the starting job

  6. It’s always better to come back from a concussion during your bye week against Pittsburgh.

  7. These QBs are making up to $40M/year and he has potentially years in front of him. He certainly has incentive to keep playing. These scans will not show symptoms that a player is not telling doctors about. The system now relies mostly on the player being honest but sadly many will not and are willing to roll the dice with their health.

    If he gets another concussion, especially in his first game back, there will be hell to pay by both the Dolphins and the NFL.

  8. I get resting him another week, but if he is cleared now then why isn’t he atleast listed as back up??? The message being sent is the win isn’t that important.

  9. But wait, did he seek the approval first of all the pearl clutchers on social media that want to make life decisions for a GROWN MAN that can make his own decisions playing a sport that has forever been inherently dangerous. Don’t play sir, it’s too dangerous, but let me sit here and watch for 9 straight hours while I check my fantasy rosters! People are great, jusssst great

  10. Playing against the Steelers is like a televised practice.

  11. fpicks says:
    October 15, 2022 at 10:43 am
    Why haven’t you people force Justin Fields to retire yet?

    Good point, the bears would be better with Kim Fields at quarterback.

  12. I promise you the Vikings would perform better if Tua played rather than this skylar dude. Vikings are terrible, absolutely terrible on defense against new QBs. And their defense this year is horrid. And the Vikings play such soft coverage the dolphin receivers will be open all day because the Viking defense has no speed to catch up.

    Guarantee you the game tomorrow is decided on a field goal to end the game. Skylar will torch the Vikings defense

  13. Should change the headline to read “Tua Tagovailoa to play his final game in Prime time vs the Steelers”.

  14. I wonder if Tua starts if TJ returns….? Might be wise to sit the porcelain peace for another week.

  15. Great news for the young man. In the 50th anniversary throwbacks no doubt! WITH Brian Flores mean-mugging from the sideline and hopefully Minkah Fitzpatrick getting torched in the secondary a few times and pointing the finger at everyone else like he always does.

    FINS shaking off all the old demons (Pats, Josh Allen, Ravens included).

    Go Dolphins.

  16. Well that a good way to make up for the passing yards he missed out while out. Steelers defense is in decline in a big way.

  17. Tua will be fine against the Steelers. He’ll be able to sit in a rocking chair and complete his passes.

  18. I’m sure Tua fully understands the risks he’s taking. Ultimately, it’s HIS decision whether or not to return to the field, not ours. For all of you who enjoy criticizing him, how many of you exercise or eat a healthy diet that doesn’t include processed foods? How many of you smoke or drink alcohol? I’d be willing yo bet most of you don’t lead a healthy lifestyle. Do you think a unhealthy lifestyle won’t have a negative effect on your long term health? It’s always much easier to point fingers and criticize others instead of looking into the mirror and being honest with yourself.

  19. We all know the NFL won’t let anyone touch TUA, the refs will be watching. It will be a real feel good story for Tua and the Fins you all know it. That’s what they want to show. Does anyone really think the NFL will let something like this happen to Tua again, no way.

  20. This is playing out perfectly for all involved. There’s no perfect science to go about this. It is what it is.

    GO PHINS

  21. Remember when they let Tua only play the easy ones cause he sucked.. guess that doesn’t play well in year 3 so now it’s ‘caution’ that keeps out of tough games.

  22. MortimerInMiami says:
    October 15, 2022 at 10:23 am
    Dolphins 35
    Steelers 10

    Flores and Minkie in tears.
    Life is good!
    __________________________________________

    The Dolphins used to go undefeated and win superbowls. Now fans are happy with hypothetical regular season wins. How the mighty have fallen. SMH.

  23. No way they were going to make him miss the first game vs Flores… far too much tv advertising $ to be made on that one!

  24. Great idea to ease him back into the lineup with a scrimmage against a college team before Skylar Thompson has a real chance to take his job.

    Can anyone actually tell the difference between Miami’s old and new uniforms?

  25. The posturing he displayed after getting hit on that play were not signs of brain injury, & now however many neurologists have said he does not have a brain injury. But, of course, what they don’t know is he has already been diagnosed by “journalists” & social media experts who have been trained to make diagnoses using a very complex piece of technology (a TV)

  26. iliketurtles says:
    October 15, 2022 at 11:21 am
    I promise you the Vikings would perform better if Tua played rather than this skylar dude. Vikings are terrible, absolutely terrible on defense against new QBs. And their defense this year is horrid. And the Vikings play such soft coverage the dolphin receivers will be open all day because the Viking defense has no speed to catch up.

    Guarantee you the game tomorrow is decided on a field goal to end the game. Skylar will torch the Vikings defense

    ////////////////////

    Stick with turtles kid.

  27. I’m glad he’s feeling better but Tua is one bad hit away from permanent damage to his body. He should retire.

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