Tua Tagovailoa injury: Trainer offers latest update on Dolphins QB
Tua Tagovailoa left last night’s Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals game with head and neck injuries.
Nick Hicks, who is Tagovailoa’s trainer and the director of performance at Per4orm Sports, revealed on Twitter that Tagovailoa is doing well and has negative X-rays. Here’s what Hicks said:
He is doing well. Negative X Rays. No internal bleeding. Will get MRI and second opinion but all things look good at the moment.
— Nick Hicks (@PER4ORM) September 30, 2022
“He is doing well. Negative X-rays. No internal bleeding,” Hicks said. “Will get MRI and second opinion but all things look good at the moment.”
This is certainly a positive update based on how bleak the initial moments of the injury looked. In the 2nd quarter, Tagovailoa was tossed down on the midfield logo and his head hit the turf. Tagovailoa was on the ground for several minutes before he left the field on a stretcher with medical assistance.
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel walked over to Tagovailoa on the stretcher and most of the team surrounded him on the field. Tagovailoa was taken to a local hospital in Cincinnati. After the game, the Dolphins announced that Tagovailoa would fly home with the team after being discharged from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
This was his 2nd significant injury in the last 2 games. In Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, Tagovailoa appeared to hit his head on the field after being shoved. Tagovailoa attempted to stand up after hitting his head and he was walking on unsteady legs. He eventually returned to that game and was cleared to play in Week 4 against the Bengals.