MIAMI – Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is on concussion protocol for the second time this season and lives his life but could miss Sunday’s important game against the New England Patriots. there is.
Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Dolphins against the Patriots. Miami will end a five-year playoff drought if he wins or wins one of his last two games and has support from multiple teams.
Tagovailoa’s latest concussion came when the team lost to the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day. He finished the match without showing any symptoms and told the media after the match.
However, Tagovailoa showed symptoms of a concussion at the team facility on Monday and was told to see the team doctor. .
The NFL Players Association and the NFL have officially launched a joint review of the situation.
It would be the quarterback’s third head injury this season.
In September, Tagovailoa suffered what the Dolphins initially assessed as a head injury against the Buffalo Bills. An unrelated neurotrauma consultant allowed him to return to the game. The consultant was later fired.
A week later, in Miami’s Week 4 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Tagovailoa knocked the back of his head to the ground and was knocked unconscious.
The incident sparked a joint NFLPA-NFL investigation, and the league changed its concussion protocol to force players showing possible concussion symptoms, including lack of balance and stability, to miss the remainder of the game. obliged.
McDaniel reiterated Wednesday that Tagovailoa’s long-term health is his top priority and refused to speculate about the quarterback’s future.
“This is a human being, very similar to all players,” McDaniel said. is not.”
“This is a day-to-day process and his health is the first and only priority.”