Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa nonetheless on concussion protocol and can miss Sunday’s recreation


Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel introduced on Friday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will stay within the NFL’s concussion protocol and miss Sunday’s recreation towards the New England Patriots.

McDaniel first introduced on Monday that the participant was within the league’s protocol after struggling a concussion throughout the Inexperienced Bay Packers recreation a day earlier. Tagovailoa performed your entire recreation towards the Packers and the coach couldn’t pinpoint a second the place the 24-year-old may need been injured.

Tagovailoa appears to be exhibiting indicators of enchancment, McDaniel informed reporters on Friday.

“I would say that he’s better than the day before, but I’m also trying to get a team ready to play this game and it really doesn’t do anybody any service to overtalk in this scenario where he’s got to be focused on his health and nothing else,” the coach stated.

That is the second time this season that the quarterback landed within the concussion protocol, which is the NFL’s insurance policies for assessing and caring for gamers who maintain a concussion.

Veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is anticipated to start out in Tagovailoa’s place on Sunday.

The NFL and the NFL Gamers Affiliation investigated the appliance of the league’s concussion protocol round Tagovailoa’s harm and located no violation of that protocol, the NFL and NFLPA stated in a joint assertion on Saturday.

“The review established that symptoms of a concussion were neither exhibited nor reported until the following day at which time the team medical personnel appropriately evaluated and placed Mr. Tagovailoa in the concussion protocol,” the assertion stated.