- Coach Mike McDaniel announced the move on Monday, a day after the quarterback lost 26-20 at home to the Packers. McDaniel said Monday it was not clear when Tagovailoa had the concussion.
- The union has not yet called for a full investigation into the matter, according to the same person briefed on the situation. waiting to be determined.
- Tagovailoa’s status in Sunday’s game in New England is unknown. He must go through a five-step return-to-play protocol before he is cleared to compete again.
Video shows 3rd year QB head hit the ground During the second quarter hit of Miami’s matchup against Green Bay. Tagovailoa was not tested for concussion and played the rest of the game. From that point on, however, his effectiveness waned, and he threw an interception on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter. The loss to Green Bay was Miami’s fourth straight loss.
Earlier this season, the NFL and NFLPA launched a joint investigation, which medical officials ruled out Tagovailoa for the remainder of Week 3’s game against Buffalo after the quarterback’s head hit the ground. Tagovailoa was showing signs of significant motor instability, only missing three offensive snaps before returning to the match. The Dolphins said he injured his back and ankle.
Just four days later, in the “Thursday Night Football” game against Cincinnati, Tagovailoa’s head hit the ground again and had to be stretchered off the field and taken to hospital. Tagovailoa missed his next two games while recovering from concussion symptoms.
As a result of the investigations that followed both incidents, the NFLPA fired one of the unrelated neurotrauma consultants assigned to monitor the player for signs of concussion.
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