Tua Tagovailoa taken to hospital after suffering concussion
Tua Tagovailoa was taken to a hospital after suffering a concussion during Thursday night’s game between his Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tagovailoa was trying to escape pressure on a 2nd-and-7 in the second quarter with his team down 7-6. He got sacked by Josh Tupou, who slammed the quarterback down. Tagovailoa’s head hit the turf hard.
Tua goes down with a scary injury. Prayers to Tua. pic.twitter.com/f9tBcBRgvQ
— Average Takes (@AverageTakes_) September 30, 2022
Tagovailoa immediately showed a fencing response where his arms and hands curled up around his chest. That is a clear concussion signal.
The quarterback was placed on a stretcher and taken away to the the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in an ambulance.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa just left the stadium in an ambulance. pic.twitter.com/0fk4rYJ6wj
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 30, 2022
The Dolphins said Tagovailoa was out with neck and head injuries.
Injury Update | Tua Tagovailoa is out of the game with head and neck injuries.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 30, 2022
The third-year quarterback was 8/14 for 110 yards with an interception prior to exiting.
This was the second time in under a week that Tagovailoa dealt with an injury following a sack. The young quarterback was examined for a possible concussion in Week 3 but returned to the game for the second half. Four days later, he was playing against the Bengals and suffered a head and neck injury.