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Fins’ Tagovailoa everyday; Bridgewater to start on the line

Fins’ Tagovailoa everyday; Bridgewater to start on the line

MIAMI – Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoawho is on the offensive protocol for the second time this season, is day-to-day and may be out of Sunday’s crucial game. New England Patriots.

Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday Teddy Bridgewater He is in line to start for the Dolphins against the Patriots. Miami will snap a five-year playoff drought if it wins one of its last two games or wins and gets help from multiple teams.

Tagovailoa’s last blow came when the team lost Green Bay Packers on christmas day He finished the game without showing any symptoms and spoke to the media after the game.

However, Tagovailoa showed concussion symptoms at the team facility on Monday and was told to meet with team doctors. He self-reported his symptoms to team doctors and was immediately placed in concussion protocol.

The NFL released a statement on Wednesday saying, “The NFL-NFLPA is conducting a joint review of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion protocol application. We accept that review and, as we have done in the past, will report the results . along with the NFLPA.”

It would be the quarterback’s third head injury this season.

In September, Tagovailoa suffered what the Dolphins initially considered a head injury. Buffalo Bills. An unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant cleared him to return to the game. That consultant was later fired.

A week later, in Game 4 of the Week in Miami Cincinnati Bengals, Tagovailoa was knocked unconscious after hitting the back of his head on the ground. He was briefly hospitalized.

The incident prompted a joint NFLPA/NFL investigation, which resulted in the league changing its concussion protocol to order any player with possible concussion symptoms (including lack of balance or stability) to sit out the remainder of the game.

McDaniel reiterated on Wednesday that Tagovailoa’s long-term health was paramount and declined to speculate on the quarterback’s future.

“This is a human being, just like every player,” McDaniel said. “I’m not going to directly conflict with what the doctors have told me, which is to worry overnight.”

“This is just a day-to-day process, that his health is the priority, first and only.”



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