Report Gives Concerning Update On Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa getting ready to throw

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Tua Tagovailoa had the best season of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins this year.

Unfortunately, it was a season that will likely be remembered for the multiple concussions he sustained throughout the year and the way the injuries were handled by the league.

The first time he appeared to suffer a head injury came in a Week 3 win over the Buffalo Bills. Tua showed signs of a concussion while getting up from a hit, but was allowed to continue to play.

The incident was investigated, but Tua was allowed to suit up just 4 days later in a Thursday Night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game, he suffered a concussion that led to him having to be stretchered off of the field.

Tua missed the next couple of games, but returned in Week 7. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of his concussion issues.

In a Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Tua’s head could be seen hitting the turf after a hit, but was once again allowed to continue playing. He proceeded to throw 3 interceptions after taking the hit.

After the game, he reportedly began to experience concussion symptoms and once again found himself in the concussion protocol.

He missed the rest of the season while in the league’s concussion protocol.

According to a report today from ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques, he is still in the protocol a month later and won’t be participating in the Pro Bowl because of it.

It’s definitely concerning that he’s still in the protocol a month later, but hopefully holding him out of the Pro Bowl games is just the league’s way of taking precautions after their questionable handling of his injuries throughout the year.