Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been having a very promising and strong season so far, but now everything seems to be in jeopardy for him.
During Thursday night’s contest at the Cincinnati Bengals, he took a hefty hit and lay on the field, needing to be taken off on a cart for medical treatment.
This is a disaster. Pray for Tua. Fire the medical staffs and coaches. I predicted this and I hate that I am right. Two concussions in 5 days can kill someone. This can end careers. How are we so stupid in 2022. pic.twitter.com/D8S8eEbgda
— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) September 30, 2022
After he suffered a head injury last week, many around the sports world are angry.
Gotta get Tua outta there. Now.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) September 30, 2022
That’s a BAD BADDDD look on the Dolphins man. WTF. I hope Tua is good!
— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) September 30, 2022
Man.. that was tough to watch.
Hope Tua’s alright
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 30, 2022
Let me guess…… ✌🏼back problem✌🏼
The hypocrisy is alarming. Hope Tua is ok. #NFL
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) September 30, 2022
I hope Tua is ok. This is terrible to watch.
— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) September 30, 2022
Amazon gotta stop showing this Tua injury and response.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 30, 2022
Stop showing the replays. Please.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 30, 2022
Hope Tua turns out OK. Obviously makes you wonder how he was allowed to play tonight. The NFLPA was investigating why he wobbled and fell after banging his head on the turf vs Buffalo. Dolphins said back tightness. Sure looked like concussion.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 30, 2022
Get rid of artificial turf fields
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) September 30, 2022
Praying for you @Tua 🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 30, 2022
Not even in the mood to watch the rest of this. Hopefully a good update on Tua comes during game soon.
— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 30, 2022
Players want to play because they don’t want to let tmmates or tm dwn. That’s where tm steps in and says NO. Four day turn around are tough for any injuries, especially head https://t.co/c1AaffcQLI
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 30, 2022
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 30, 2022
Tua Tagovailoa is being taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. It is also a trauma center. I’m told Tua is conscious.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 30, 2022
Tua is a case of NFL Teams having to protect players from themselves.
Tua is also a case of NFL Players needing to be protected from their NFL Teams.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 30, 2022
Tagovailoa left last Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, but he was allowed to return shortly after, a decision that has resulted in an investigation by the NFLPA for possibly violating the league’s concussion protocols.
The former University of Alabama star was a mixed bag during his first two NFL seasons, sometimes flashing his potential, but overall he was inconsistent. Many were doubtful he could be Miami’s next franchise quarterback.
But he has been very accurate this season, and once he put up six touchdown passes in Week 2 versus the Baltimore Ravens while completing 36 of 50 passes and collecting 469 yards, there was a feeling that he had arrived.
On Thursday against the Bengals, Tagovailoa was 8 of 14 for 110 yards until his injury.
Behind his excellence, the Dolphins, along with the Philadelphia Eagles, are the only team to win each of their first three games this season.
Until he is able to return, Teddy Bridgewater will take over for Miami under center.