Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa in concussion protocol once more


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has returned to the NFL’s concussion protocol, Miami trainer Mike McDaniel stated Monday.

Tagovailoa was once experiencing signs when he met with crew medical doctors Monday, even though McDaniel stated it’s unclear if Tagovailoa was once concussed in Sunday’s 26-20 loss to Inexperienced Bay.

Tagovailoa gave the impression to bang his head at the flooring when he was once tackled in the second one quarter towards the Packers, however he by no means left the sport and was once now not evaluated for a concussion.

“So far as the sport was once involved, no person known the rest with reference to any kind of hit. I will’t truly let you know precisely what it was once,” McDaniel stated, including that he were given the inside track Monday afternoon.

The concussion protocol is enacted on every occasion a participant studies concussion-related signs, even supposing he isn’t sure to have a concussion.

There’s no set timetable for exiting the protocol, so Tagovailoa may doubtlessly play in Sunday’s pivotal recreation at New England if he advances during the NFL’s five-step procedure and is cleared.

Teddy Bridgewater will observe this week with the primary crew, however McDaniel stated it’s too early to call a starter for Week 17.

“That’s probably the most causes you cross and aggressively pursue a participant like Teddy Bridgewater,” McDaniel stated.

If Tagovailoa did undergo a concussion, it could be his 2nd this season.

He entered the concussion protocol after taking a frightening hit that knocked him subconscious all over Miami’s Sept. 29 recreation at Cincinnati. He was once stretchered off the sector and returned in Week 7.

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Tagovailoa took any other laborious hit 4 days earlier than the Cincinnati recreation all over a win over Buffalo. He gave the impression to display concussion signs however was once evaluated and stayed within the recreation. The NFL later modified its concussion protocol to mandate that any participant who displays conceivable concussion signs — together with a loss of steadiness or balance — take a seat out the rest of a recreation.

The damage comes at a difficult time for Miami (8-7), which has misplaced 4 immediately to fall to the ground of the AFC playoff box.

“That is one thing that we have got all of our fortunes forward folks,” McDaniel stated, “so it’s as much as us to select what we do with the entire previous reports, transfer directly to the following recreation.”


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