Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Packers, head coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Wednesday.
The third-yard quarterback entered the concussion protocol on Monday, and veteran backup Teddy Bridgewater will get the nod for this Sunday’s matchup in opposition to the Patriots. Tagovailoa suffered a daunting concussion in opposition to the Bengals on Sept. 29 and plenty of suspected he suffered one 4 days earlier when he appeared wobbly after a success in opposition to the Bills.
“This is a human being. I’ll do what the medical experts advise me to do,” McDaniel said Wednesday of Tagovailoa.
A slew of former gamers voiced concern for the 24-year-old after it was reported he was within the concussion protocol earlier within the week.
Tagovailoa’s head appeared to hit the bottom throughout a play within the second quarter of the Dolphins’ Christmas Day showdown in opposition to the Packers.
The former first-round choose is alleged to have involved McDaniel once they seen the movie on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe.
Per the report, Tagovailoa was questioned “about how he felt after a particular hit in the game,” and McDaniel famous “some inconsistencies about what he normally sees in Tua caused concern.”
Tagovailoa missed two video games following the concussion in opposition to the Bengals and returned for an Oct. 23 matchup in opposition to the Steelers.
The Dolphins (8-7) will go to the Patriots (7-8) on Sunday. Miami defeated New England in Week 1, 20-7.