Tua Tagovailoa’s Concussion Update Is Predictably Terrible

Tua Tagovailoa will not play in the Pro Bowl as he remains in concussion protocol more than a month after his last game.

Tua Tagovailoa’s status, even weeks after the Dolphins’ season ended, isn’t particularly encouraging.

As of conference championship weekend, Tagovailoa is still in concussion protocol and isn’t expected to be out soon either, ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques reported Friday.

Tagovailoa will not make the Pro Bowl next weekend, according to this report. He’s been named a replacement for either Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes as the AFC Championship Game-winning quarterback prepares for the Super Bowl. The NFL will also need a replacement for Tagovailoa as his concussion saga drags on.

Tua Tagovailoa concussion update: Dolphins QB to skip Pro Bowl

Critically, Louis-Jacques quoted a source who said Tagovailoa had not experienced any setbacks. Instead, the Dolphins are “deliberate” with his recovery while “prioritizing[ing] his long-term health.

It was time they did.

The team have been criticized for their management of Tagovailoa and their brain health on several occasions in 2022.

Officially, the Dolphins QB suffered two concussions during the season, one in Week 4 and another in Week 16. However, he stumbled after a blow to the head in Week 3 against the Bills and was cleared to continue playing in that game despite signs. of a neurological problem.

The following Thursday he was cleared to play against the Bengals, which is when things got really scary. His head hit the ground hard during a sack and he had to be stretched off the court after showing the fencing response.

Tagovailoa missed games against the Jets and Vikings before returning to action in Week 7. He played on Christmas Day when he suffered another concussion and missed three more games to end the season , including the frustrating playoff loss to the Bills. He’s been on concussion protocol ever since.

Getting Tagovailoa to full health should be the priority.


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