Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken to hospital with head & neck injury suffered on second-quarter sack in Thursday night.

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Tua tagovailoa is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).

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Personal information
Born: March 2, 1998 (age 24)
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Saint Louis School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
College: Alabama (2017–2019)
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5

He played college football at Alabama, where he was the Offensive MVP of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and received the Maxwell and Walter Camp Awards as a sophomore.

Although his junior season was cut short by a hip injury, he was selected fifth overall by the Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tagovailoa began his career as a backup to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick before taking over as starter towards the end of his rookie year and served as Miami’s primary starter beginning with the 2021 season.

Tua tagovailoa Injury 

The Cincinnati Bengals took down one of two undefeated NFL teams, the Miami Dolphins, on their home turf Thursday night, 27-15. 

But the Dolphins losing comes as a sort of afterthought after what transpired late in the second quarter. 

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A scary scene played out at midfield when Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was wrapped up by defensive tackle Josh Tupou and thrown down for a sack, with the back of his head hitting the turf hard. 

Tagovailoa appeared to be unconscious and was taken out of the stadium by a stretcher. The Dolphins delivered got some good news after the fact, as Tagovailoa was said to be conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities. He left the stadium in an ambulance with head and neck injuries. 

The broadcast noted that Tagovailoa would be released from the hospital tonight and travel home with the team. The Dolphins later confirmed it.

This comes just a few days after Tagovailoa appeared to have suffered a head injury in the first half against the Buffalo Bills but returned and finished the game. Instead, they said he was dealing with a back injury that caused him to look woozy on the field. 

Head injury 

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken to a local hospital with head and neck injuries suffered on a second-quarter sack in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tagovailoa hit the back of his head on the ground when he was sacked by Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou, and his arms appeared to seize up almost immediately. He remained on the field for roughly 10 minutes before he was loaded onto a stretcher and taken away.

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The Dolphins said shortly before halftime that he was conscious and had movement in all his extremities at the hospital, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. After the game, they said Tagovailoa was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday night and travel back to Miami with the team.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Tagovailoa called for him when he went down.

“I could tell it wasn’t the same guy that I was used to seeing,” McDaniel said. “It was a scary moment. He was evaluated for a concussion and he’s in the concussion protocol.”

The entire Dolphins team gathered at midfield as Tagovailoa was taken off, and the crowd chanted, “Tua! Tua!”

In Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills, Tagovailoa underwent concussion evaluations at halftime after he hit his head on the ground and then stumbled while trying to return to the huddle. The team initially listed him as questionable to return with a head injury but later said it was a back injury that caused him to stumble.

Tagovailoa said later in the week that he passed every evaluation he took before ultimately returning to the game.

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Tagovailoa was projected to be taken first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft until his season-ending injury led to LSU quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow supplanting him as the draft’s top prospect.

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Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2022
Passing attempts: 793
Passing completions: 529
       Completion percentage:           66.7%
TD–INT: 35–18          
Passing yards: 5,502
Passer rating: 91.8
Rushing yards: 238
Rushing touchdowns: 6

Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a Week 1 win over the rival Patriots. During Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, Tagovailoa suffered a rib injury early in the game, and was carted off the field on a motorized stretcher, not returning in that game.

Tagovailoa was later ruled out for the Dolphins Week 3 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, as it was revealed that he had fractured several ribs.

He was then placed on injured reserve on September 25, 2021, and would return from injury in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

In his first game in nearly a month, Tagovailoa completed 33 of 47 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 23–20 loss to the Jaguars, dropping the Dolphins’ record to 1–5.

The Dolphins lost two additional games to the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills to drop their record to 1−7. The following week, Tagovailoa missed the Dolphins’ Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, as the Dolphins won 17−9.


Tagovailoa exited the game with 5:57 left in the second quarter after sustaining a head/neck injury. Thankfully, he was cleared to leave the Hospital and return to Miami. More news on Tagovailoa’s health will break in the coming days as he receives further evaluations.

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2022 925 8 2 1
2021 2653 16 10 128 3 212 16.3
2020 1814 11 5 109 3 156 15.6
3y Avg. 2234 14 8 118 3 186 15.5

Miami isn’t conducting a normal practice week because of the Thursday night game. Head coach Mike McDaniel mentioned to reporters that if the Dolphins did have a normal practice week, Tagovailoa would have been limited in practice and would be questionable for the game.

Pain tolerance and ankle and back stability will determine his availability, according to McDaniel. Fantasy managers should learn more on Wednesday.

Those in need of a streamer should consider Trevor Lawrence, Marcus Mariota, Ryan Tannehill or Jared Goff.

By Rishabh

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