Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins will not play in the team’s wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills this weekend owing to a continuing rehabilitation from a concussion suffered during a game on Christmas Day. According to two famous concussion experts who talked to ESPN, Tagovailoa’s head damage during the Bills game resembled a concussion. According to Dr. Julian Bailes, chief of the neurosurgery department at NorthShore University Health System, three concussions in a finite period is often the threshold that requires a player to be held out for an extended period of time, maybe months.
Tua Tagovailoa Got Injured In This Way
The Dolphins had been concerned about Tua Tagovailoa’s injury history, as he struck his head on the ground twice in the last week of September, the first not being reported as a concussion, but the second being. The NFL and NFL Players Association launched an investigation into how he was cleared to play, which resulted in modifications to the league’s concussion policy.
Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua’s younger brother and the starting quarterback for the University of Maryland, was genuinely concerned when he watched his sibling being carried away on a stretcher. He kept calling his mother, but there was no answer.
Tua Tagovailoa’s injury is a big setback for the Dolphins’ postseason chances, as the team’s fortunes have risen and fallen on the shoulders of Tua Tagovailoa, whose turnaround in his third year inspired MVP chants and distant visions of a Super Bowl. The Dolphins are 8-4 when Tua Tagovailoa plays and 1-4 when he doesn’t. His passer rating is the highest in the NFL, surpassing Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Notwithstanding the the setback, the Miami Dolphins are gearing up for their first playoff game since 2016, led by rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson. Coach Mike McDaniel described Tua Tagovailoa’s performance as “frustrating,” as he celebrated with his teammates in the tunnel following the Dolphins’ 11-6 playoff-clinching victory over the New York Jets. McDaniel stated that getting his squad to the playoffs and playing in them was a major priority for Tua Tagovailoa.